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Re: 64-bit and N32 kernel interfaces

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Subject: Re: 64-bit and N32 kernel interfaces
From: Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 12:39:13 -0400
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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On Thu, Sep 05, 2002 at 06:33:53PM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> 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. 

Eh?  That's not even sort-of practical on an application of significant
size.  It would be a nightmare.

-- 
Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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