uname and 64-bit OS
john.johnston at taos.fnsb.lib.ak.us
Wed Jun 29 15:07:12 UTC 2005
if uname reports i.xx_64
its a 64 bit system
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> Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 08:45:09 +0530
> From: arun.nale at tcs.com
> Subject: uname and 64-bit OS
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> Is i.86 means 32 bit ( I mean to say if 'uname -m' gives i686 which
> generally for xeon processor is it 32 bit or 64 bit ) somewhere I read
> that if it shows as i.XX (means i386/i486/i586/i686) means 32 bit
> if it shows as i.xx-64 (i686-64) then it is 64 bit ?
> if i run #file /bin/ls it show me /bin/ls: ELF 32-bit LSB
> Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.2.5, dynamically linked
> (uses shared libs), stripped
> does it mean my OS is 32 bit and all files are compiled in 32 bit ?
> output of uname -m shows i686 in my linux box (machine is a HP-xeon
> I have installed redhatES 3.0 kernel 2.4.21-4 ELsmp.
> Can you give ur view please.
> Arun Sopanrao Nale
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