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Re: 64bit debian

Arnd Bergmann wrote:
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On Wednesday 25 June 2003 12:27, Kasza Karoly wrote:

Our company is currently runnings 3 31bit debians on 2 g5-s. We will
buy 2 z800s with ifls in the near future.
My question is: Is it possible to run debian in 64 bit mode?
If it is, does 64bit deb packages exists? Or do you plan to make
a debian-s390x port?
Thank you for answers.

We are working on it, but don't expect a release in the near future.
The problems are mostly in the area of 64bit/32bit compatibility, i.e.
making sure that you can install any mix of 32 bit and 64 bit applications on a single image.
This work is mostly being discussed on the debian-x86-64@lists.debian.org
list, where the port to AMD's hammer architecture is done.

Note that you can use a 64 bit kernel with debian on s390 in order to use more than 2 GB RAM, but there are a few applications that might not
run in that environment.

You can also use the 31 bit kernel. This restricts only the address space to 2GB.


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