Re: [Linux-ia64] ILP32 support?

From: Don Dugger <n0ano_at_valinux.com>
Date: 2000-02-23 10:01:41
Also, there would have to be some changes to the kernel.  This would
create ELF64 processes that have to live within the first 4G of
memory.  We already support 32-bit processes but some kernel changes
would be required to identify this new entity.

On Tue, Feb 22, 2000 at 03:08:54PM -0800, David Mosberger wrote:
> >>>>> On Tue, 22 Feb 2000 14:21:14 -0800, "Vadim Furman" <vadimf@mainsoft.com> said:
> 
>   Vadim> Are there any plans to support ILP32 mode?  Vadim Furman
> 
> No.  So far, nobody has felt that the (small) benefits of ILP32 are
> worth its trouble.  No kernel mods would be required, but you'd have
> to create a completely new user-level environment (new compiler, new
> header files, all libraries would have to be recompiled with ILP32
> mode, etc.).
> 
> 	--david
> 
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