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Re: Kernel 2.6 for R4600 Indy

To: Robin Humble <>
Subject: Re: Kernel 2.6 for R4600 Indy
From: "Stephen P. Becker" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 09:27:44 -0400
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Robin Humble wrote:
On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 09:05:17AM -0400, Stephen P. Becker wrote:

Heh...I hope you are prepared for a significant slowdown if you end up trying to run n64 userland on such a machine.

why's that?

Mostly, 64-bit binaries are much larger than 32-bit. Consider that the scsi controller in an Indy gets about 2mb/sec throughput MAX (on a good day). Also, Indys don't support a large enough memory configuration that 64-bit would be worth it anyhow.

What you would *really* want on such a machine would be n32 userland. You get full 64-bit instructions, but the binaries aren't huge.


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