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Re: kernel-PAE hangs at boot -- did I do something wrong?



> Yeah - as I understand it, identical code often runs faster when
> compiled for x86_64, just because i386 is just so starved for
> registers.
>
> There are some other benefits too - for example, hardware NX protection
> is always available, so there's no weirdo software workarounds required
> to protect you from buffer overflows and the like.

Also, instructions can reference data relative to the instruction
pointer making position independent code more efficient.

Cheerio,
Debarshi
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