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Re: debian ppc64

On Sun, Dec 19, 2004 at 03:40:08PM +0100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-12-19 at 13:50 +0100, Andreas Jochens wrote:
> > It is of course true that some other distributions put 32 bit libraries
> > in /usr/lib and 64 bit libraries in /usr/lib64. I will not follow that 
> > path because for a native 64 bit distribution this will lead to an 
> > almost empty /usr/lib directory while all the native libraries are 
> > in /usr/lib64. In other words this would mean to change the name of
> > the well established '/usr/lib' hierarchy to '/usr/lib64'. 
> > This would be ugly, at least IMHO.
> I'm still rather unsure of the interest of having the ppc64 distribution
> be native... Unlike amd64, as I wrote several times, there is no benefit
> as in more registers etc... All you'll get is bigger/slower code...

What about power3/power4 optimized code, in opposition to generic ppc one ? 


Sven Luther

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