x86-64 on i386 (was Re: Promoting i386 version over x86_64?)

Paul Jakma paul at dishone.st
Tue Dec 15 21:54:54 UTC 2009

On Tue, 15 Dec 2009, Paul Jakma wrote:

> I would like to have the advantages of *both* 32 and 64bit, as and where each 
> one is appropriate. I'd like to be able to use that 30-60% of memory on more 
> VMs, e.g., rather than bigger gnome-*, etc. processes.

Ah, and to get the memory benefits, you need a "generally-32bit" 
userspace (32bit apps on x86-64 obviously works just fine, but 
there's no savings benefit when most of userspace is 64bit).

Sorry again for the noise. :)

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