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Re: x86-64 on i386 (was Re: Promoting i386 version over x86_64?)



> That's assuming that the footprint of libraries relative to distinct
> applications is large enough to cancel out the space savings. (I have no
> data either way). A 64bit kernel doesn't need any 32bit userspace. An X
> server, on my 32bit system has about 8.5MB of programme text (server and
> libs) and loads about another 1.5MB worth of modules itself, i.e. 10MB.

Regarding shared libraries its worth noting the point about
"Instruction pointer relative data access":
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86-64#Architectural_features

Cheers,
Debarshi
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