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Re: 64-bit and N32 kernel interfaces

To: Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>
Subject: Re: 64-bit and N32 kernel interfaces
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 18:33:53 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: Hartvig Ekner <hartvige@mips.com>, "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>, Tor Arntsen <tor@spacetec.no>, Carsten Langgaard <carstenl@mips.com>, Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
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On Thu, 5 Sep 2002, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:

> Right.  You don't recompile and get a magic bullet speed improvement
> (well, you do, but not a drastic one I think); but you don't recompile
> and get a magic bullet binary incompatibility either.  Then you add
> 64-bit pieces by hand as necessary.

 Huh?  I can somewhat understand the "rebuild and forget" approach,
especially in cases suitably experienced stuff was lost meanwhile.  But if
you start to fiddle with some old crap, you may equally well run
's/long/int/' within it, what's a deal. 

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