Virtual Memory II: the return of objrmap
Posted Mar 18, 2004 13:42 UTC (Thu) by leandro
Parent article: Virtual Memory II: the return of objrmap
I guess even Linus sometimes bows to pressure. After all, all this complication is quite unnecessary, it is a decade now that we've had 64 bits processors. Nothing but Wintel FUD and proprietary software prevents users from running 64 bits now.
It could be argued that 64 bits vendors haven't been doing the right thing. Now Linus is on a POWER64 machine, but he should have been there for a long time, or on UltraSPARC. A pity Intel killed the Alpha, which was once Linus' platform. Also other developers should have been long ago given such systems.
I hope the BSDs and the Hurd stick to sanity.
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