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Re: MIPS 64?

To: Greg Lindahl <lindahl@keyresearch.com>
Subject: Re: MIPS 64?
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 18:05:57 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: Linux-MIPS <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <20020520085743.A1748@wumpus.keyresearch.com>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Mon, 20 May 2002, Greg Lindahl wrote:

> >  Well, the surprise is going to happen in drivers, I'm afraid...
> 
> Linux drivers as a whole are 64-bit clean; alpha's been around for a
> long time. MIPS-only devices might be dirtier.

 Well, that is wishful thinking.  Obviously if a driver is actually used
on a 64-bit system, one can be moderately confident the driver is clean,
although there might still be corner cases.  Otherwise expect all kinds of
weirdness.  See e.g. the ISA stuff.

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