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Re: uname and 64-bit OS



arun nale tcs com wrote:

Is i.86 means 32 bit ( I mean to say if 'uname -m' gives i686 which is 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

"i386", "i486", "i586" and "i686" and "athlon" all mean 32 bit. "x86_64" means 64 bit (Opteron or Athlon-64). "i686-64" means 32-bit operation with 64-bit address space (Intel 686 with the new memory mechanism). ---------------------------------------------------------------------- - Rick Stevens, Senior Systems Engineer rstevens vitalstream com - - VitalStream, Inc. http://www.vitalstream.com - - - - "The bogosity meter just pegged." - ----------------------------------------------------------------------


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