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Re: PROPOSED: 32/64 bit coexistence

>> Does  IBM really want to cap its processors at 32 bit longs and pointers
>> For the s390x this is probably OK, as the new stuff is now "zSeries",
>> I still would not be sure.

> The point is that e.g. PPC64 will have 32-bit and 64-bit userland,
> /lib will have the 32-bit userland, the 64-bit will go into /lib64
> (and corresponding /usr/lib{64}).

> Andreas
> --
>  Andreas Jaeger
>   SuSE Labs aj@suse.de
>    private aj@arthur.inka.de
>    http://www.suse.de/~aj

This of course makes sense for PPC64 as there is no compelling reason for
typical apps
to go to 64b both in terms of installed code base and performance.   A much
different set
of compatibility issues exist on ia64, thus driving different conclusions.

Dave Engebretsen Ph.D.
Linux on PowerPC-64 Development, IBM Rochester
Internal  : ibmusm07(engebret), T/L 8-553-2925
External : engebret@us.ibm.com, (507) 253-2925

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