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Re: x32 ABI?
On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 03:22:20PM -0700, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
> is the x32 ABI for amd64 on NetBSD's radar? (32-bit pointers,
> 64-integers on amd64) https://sites.google.com/site/x32abi/ .
It is still ILP32, just running the cpu in 'long mode' to give
access to the additional registers and 64bit arithmetic.
But they've left 64bit items 4 byte aligned - which is a bit fubar.
I suppose they are trying to run apps with a standard i386 kernel
rather than an amd64 one.
I'd have thought an amd64 kernel would be easier to modify.
David Laight: david%l8s.co.uk@localhost
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