Re: dropping CONFIG_IA32_SUPPORT from ia64

From: Jeff Hanson <>
Date: 2006-05-25 07:37:58
Luck, Tony wrote:
> Cc: list pruned to stop annoying the innocent bystanders ...
>>> I've been thinking of dropping CONFIG_IA32_SUPPORT completely from ia64.
>>> I've heard no complaints that new syscalls are not being added to the
>>> ia32 compat side ... which is an indication that people are not
>>> actively using this.
>> Or maybe the people using ia32 compatibility are just running big
>> apps like Firefox or Open Office that are non-trivial to build for
>> ia64, but may not care as much about shiny new syscalls.
> Firefox has been ported ... it came as a native ia64 binary
> rpm on the last OSD install disk that I put on my workstation.
> Dunno about Open office though.

Native port of Open Office is supposed to be very hard because the
UNO bridge code is specific to each architecture.
Jeff Hanson - - Field Technical Analyst

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill;
I will choose a path that's clear
I will choose freewill. - Lee/Lifeson/Peart
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-ia64" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Received on Thu May 25 07:39:01 2006

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : 2006-05-25 07:39:12 EST