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Ian Molton spyro at
Thu Jan 27 11:25:46 PST 2005

Richard Betel wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 17:22:32 +0000, Ian Molton <spyro at> wrote:
>>Dont alphas use a 32 bit userspace and 64bit kernel ?
> I don't think that's true anymore, but it was at first port. OTOH, I
> know that LFS has been used on ARM, Sparc and PowerPC. All three
> should have the same issues, but this is the first report (that I know
> of) on this issue. I am looking forward to going home to try it!

If you have a 64 bit ARM, I'll be surprised. ARM is an entirely 32 bit 
system with no legacy 16 bit or future 64 bit variants as yet. (weird 
DSPs and THUMB mode aside)

> I'm wondering if its a side-effect of the compilers. As I recall, the
> ANSI C definition of "int" was something to the effect of "a signed
> integer, who's size is whatever is most convenient for the compiler
> writer and target architecture".

...which must be at least as big as a short (IIRC)

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