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Re: mips64 linker bug?

To: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
Subject: Re: mips64 linker bug?
From: Thiemo Seufer <ica2_ts@csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2001 13:15:25 +0200
In-reply-to: <007301c1129d$cdf908e0$0deca8c0@Ulysses>
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Kevin D. Kissell wrote:
[snip]
> > An Kernel with 64bit addresses is less compact and likely to run slower.
> > OTOH, a 64bit Kernel has certainly some hack value. :-)
> 
> Note that the 5Kc is one of the new generation of MIPS64 parts
> that can enable 64-bit integer and floating point instructions without
> requiring that 64-bit addressing also be enabled in the kernel.

Sorry, but I can't see what's new here. AFAICS this possibility existed
already in MIPS III.

> Making Linux kernel support for this capability available is
> one of the things that we're working on.  But it's not there yet.

I know. :-)


Thiemo

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