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Re: 64-bit Kernel Question



John Summerfield wrote:
> I rather think those extra registers are available to 32-bit code.

They're not, only 64-bit code can access them.

> Then there's Intel's compiler which, if I were building a super computer
> out of intellish/amd64 processors, I would use. I don't really thing gcc
> is likely to be the fastest compiler around or generates the best code.

But it's not Free Software, so not an option for Fedora. And be careful if
you use AMD CPUs, Intel's compiler is infamous for generating crap code for
those.

        Kevin Kofler


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