On Di Oktober 23 2007, Matthew Miller 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? This sounds interesting for me. I manage a system that runs from a compact flash card and runs a i686 kernel. Is it possible to just install a x86_64 kernel there? It's a 64bit capable CPU. The advantage is that the traffic counters for the network interfaces are then 64bit counters (the machine has 5 GBit Ports). So when the traffic is at full GBit speed, there is an integer overflow around every 20 seconds with 32Bit counters. And this is the only part, where I would need 64bit on this machine. Regards, Till
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