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Re: Multiarch crazyiness



On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 02:13:16PM +0100, Bill Crawford 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.

But we're not talking about "most platforms". We're talking about x86_64.


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