Re: [PATCH] x86 NUMA panic compile error

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Tue May 16 2006 - 21:22:18 EST

Dave Jones wrote:
On Mon, May 15, 2006 at 04:06:18PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Followup to: <200605152111.20693.ak@xxxxxxx>
> By author: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>
> In newsgroup:
> > > > > x86 is a legacy architecture now anyway, right? ;)
> > I wish everybody would agree on that @)
> > > > It's going to live on for a very long time, though. Intel is still
> shipping some very fast 64-bit-deficient silicon. Once that's gone,
> it's going to live on for decades in the embedded world.

There's also a surprising number of people still running
their shiny new x86-64's in 32 bit mode. (I suspect because
they're reliant upon applications that aren't 64-bit clean
that for whatever reason don't run in 32-bit emulation).

I'd be surprised if any of the major distros stopped shipping
a 32-bit x86 release for several years.

Yup. In fact, I wish Fedora had the 32-bit Firefox, at least as an option. I keep having to add the 32-bit repos for that reason alone :(

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