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Re: 64bit status report : biarch toolchain and ppc64 debian kernel.

On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 04:30:33PM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > Yeah, things are not as fast as we hope, but we are a volunteer organisation,
> > so we will see.
> > 
> > But if in a month or so NPTL is not yet enabled, we will go and ask them, but
> > the current way is to make small incremental steps, i guess.
> Turning on NPTL is a one liner or such in the package config file... it
> work fine, I've been running NPTL enabled packages for ages.

Yep. Over cautious guys that is all, but we waited for ages, we most assuredly
can wait a month more or so. Alternatively we can provide a rebuilded
NPTL-enabled glibc or something in the meantime.

> > This is irrelevant to the rest of the decision about biarch, and i would like
> > your input on this one.
> > 
> > In particular if anyone knows what the status of linking 32bit code with
> > 64bit code is ? Or if we really need to rebuild all libraries as 64bit version ?
> You can't cross link. You need 2 sets of libs unfortunately.

Too bad. This mean rebuilding all libs or most of them for ppc64.


Svne Luther

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