> I would like to know the differences between the 32-bit and
> 64-bit Linux kernel. Also does the MIPS port of Linux have support for
> 64-bit. Kindly provide me your invaluable inputs.
> Thanking you in advance.
In short, yes, Linux does support 64-bit kernels on MIPS processors.
It entirely depends on the target machine. Some *have* to run 64-bit
kernels (e.g. the Octane, Indigo2 Impact...etc.), others can run either
32-bit or 64-bit (e.g. O2, with sufficiently old kernel... Indy,
Cobalt...etc). Others, are strictly 32-bit only. (anything with a
MIPS-1, MIPS-2 or MIPS32 CPU).
It is worth noting that not all applications lend themselves to running
a 64-bit kernel. 1 + 1 will take just as long to calculate in 32-bit as
it does in 64-bit. :-)
> The information contained in this e-mail message and in any annexure is
> confidential to the recipient and may contain privileged information.
In which case, why on earth did you send this email to a public email
Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter) .'''.
Gentoo Linux/MIPS Cobalt and Docs Developer '.'` :
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