Fedora Core 3 on AMD64
Posted Dec 14, 2004 23:38 UTC (Tue) by nix
In reply to: Fedora Core 3 on AMD64
Parent article: Fedora Core 3 on AMD64
That FAQ entry is grossly outdated. GCC-3.2+ is able to compile 64-bit apps perfectly well on sparc64 (my kernel is compiled with 3.4.3 as are most of the 64-bit apps I use, and none show any ill effects).
I deleted the ancient egcs-19980921.1 compiler nearly a year ago, and haven't missed it once.
I have a number of 64-bit apps and libs here (XEmacs and dependencies, Octave, the backup program dar(1) which eats address space for breakfast), although the majority are still 32-bit (and will stay that way, because 32-bit stuff is generally faster than 64-bit stuff on UltraSPARC because all the instructions and pointers are smaller so it keeps memory fetches down).
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