updated specs patch

Michael A. Peters mpeters at mac.com
Sun May 11 16:22:26 PDT 2003

On Sun, 2003-05-11 at 15:59, Ian Molton wrote:

> you do know that from the perspective of user-space, the 32/64 bit
> issues are (practically) just non-existant?
> it matters for the kernel, and  mmap() has a bigger range, but stuff
> like 64 bit math has been around forever.
> the only advantage of a '64 bit CPU' is bigger address space (ie. >4GB
> physical RAM and easier IO space allocation (on sensible
> architectures)).

Yes - and that is soon to be an issue as movie editing software (with
eye candy special effects) becomes more and more popular in the home
market. Especially with the current price of RAM being so cheap, and
programmers having a tendency not to be conservative with their memory
use anymore.

Michael A. Peters <mpeters at mac.com>

Unsubscribe: send email to listar at linuxfromscratch.org
and put 'unsubscribe lfs-dev' in the subject header of the message

More information about the lfs-dev mailing list