Subject: re: gas.new and m68k
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 05/22/1999 11:16:40
OTOH, the Linux SPARC V9 port is also suffering from these problems. They
get around this by not supporting 64-bit userland, like Solaris2.5-2.6, or
so I hear.
not supporting meaning not providing? do they run correctly compiled
64bit programs? i noticed that most of the 'userland' in solaris 7 64bit
is still 32bit (very very few parts were)... of course the kernel has both
32bit and 64bit parts entirely.
is there a reason to use 64bit programs except where you *need* those bigger
pointers and longs? i just see it wasting more memory than necessary...
now that NetBSD/sparc is going to be ELF shortly, the ports can share the
programs. now is when we really need libc_march shared libraries to ensure
that the right SPARC architecture uses the most efficient bits available..
again, like solaris does...