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Linux on PowerPC

Linux on PowerPC

Posted Jul 19, 2010 17:31 UTC (Mon) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263)
In reply to: Linux on PowerPC by Yorick
Parent article: Linux on PowerPC

>That is correct, in that the 32-bit subset cannot "see" the upper bits, but it can change them. And, of course, a process in 32-bit mode can use the full 64-bit instruction set.

On RISCs perhaps (SPARC: ldx), but unlikely on x86, or how would you invoke movq rax, rbx from an ELF32 on Linux?


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Linux on PowerPC

Posted Jul 20, 2010 22:26 UTC (Tue) by Yorick (subscriber, #19241) [Link]

On RISCs perhaps (SPARC: ldx), but unlikely on x86, or how would you invoke movq rax, rbx from an ELF32 on Linux?

It was PowerPC that was under discussion.


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