[SM-Discuss] AMD 64
Jeremy A. Kolb
jkolb at brandeis.edu
Sun Aug 29 19:43:58 EDT 2004
On Sat, 28 Aug 2004 wandre.l at free.fr wrote:
> Here is a little report about amd64 & SMGL.
> Biggest problems are gcc and glibc. I've tried using install_root feature,
> i've had time to try almost all spells in basesystem. gcc and glibc fail.
> others are ok.
> Now, i'm working with benoit, using scripts used quite a while ago to create
> isos. same problems, gcc and glibc fail. We've found some options to add to
> configure for amd64. hopefully, we'll have something (almost) working next week.
> The thing is:
> 1) we'll have a special iso for amd64 to get 64 bits mode from the beginning.
> 2) if we can get amd64 support inside spells without having to maintain a
> special amd64 grimoire (i hope so, or that would really be a pain, something
> like what is already done for ppc afaik), that'd mean we could be able to have
> a 32 bits system and convert it on the fly to 64.
> BUT, we would need to find a way to get the cpu switch from 32 bits mode to 64,
> and i'm afraid that is not possible without a reboot. Moreover i let you
> imagine problems you'll encounter converting gcc and all to 64 bits elf,
> while cpu is running 32 bits mode...
> That's all i can say for now. So, to sum up a bit, next week we should have a
> native a64 basesystem, and possibly an alpha testing iso. next, we'll have to
> test others spells...
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