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Re: Multiarch crazyiness



On 23/10/2007, Matthew Miller <mattdm mattdm org> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 10:54:35PM +0200, Laurent Rineau wrote:
> > > We prefer 32bit on those platforms.
> > What if I have a x86_64 platform and nevertheless want only a 64-bits kernel
> > and almost all 32-bits apps?
>
> Given the architecture constraints, why do you want that? Is this a real use
> case that should be given serious consideration?

32-bit code for most platforms is smaller *and* uses less memory
(pointers at least being half the size). There is often a speed
penalty too.


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