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i386 and x86_64: back together?

i386 and x86_64: back together?

Posted Aug 2, 2007 16:31 UTC (Thu) by jpick (guest, #29470)
Parent article: i386 and x86_64: back together?

Merge'em. It may be more pain for the developers, but this affects millions of users.


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i386 and x86_64: back together?

Posted Aug 2, 2007 19:44 UTC (Thu) by proski (subscriber, #104) [Link]

The whole point of merging is to make it less pain for the developers.

i386 and x86_64: back together?

Posted Aug 7, 2007 14:28 UTC (Tue) by jzbiciak (subscriber, #5246) [Link]

It sounds like it's both: It's probably more short term pain for more long term advantage.

i386 and x86_64: back together?

Posted Sep 10, 2007 4:42 UTC (Mon) by k8to (subscriber, #15413) [Link]

How does this affect users at all beyond the code quality issues that the developers also care about?

It's not like the issue is visible from userspace.

i386 and x86_64: back together?

Posted Oct 14, 2007 2:57 UTC (Sun) by jackb (guest, #41909) [Link]

How does this affect users at all beyond the code quality issues that the developers also care about?

It's not like the issue is visible from userspace.
When I install a new kernel version, all my machines will use the same file name for the image:

/usr/src/linux/arch/x86/boot/bzImage

Not very signifigant, I agree, but still a userspace-visible change.


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