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Re: debian ppc64

On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 09:37:05PM -0200, Rafael Espíndola wrote:
> On Sat, 04 Dec 2004 09:35:25 +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt
> <benh@kernel.crashing.org> wrote:
> > 
> ...
> >On the other hand, ppc64 is pretty much
> > just that: same core, same amount of registers, just things running in
> > 64 bits mode, which tend to mean slightly larger code, and thus slightly
> > slower as well. Thus, it's been common so far to run ppc64 machines with
> > a mostly 32 bits distribution, plus biarch libraries & toolchain.
> This is a old discussion:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2004/04/msg07233.html
> With pure64 gentoo and experimental debian chroots I think that it is
> now possible to run some benchmarks (suggestions?).
> I agree that it is very important to be able to run 32 binaries, but a
> pure64 port is simpler and can be a good starting point for a

Well, given that most debian powerpc people have only access to 32bit powerpc
machines, a pure64 port is definitively _NOT_ simpler.


Sven Luther

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