[lfs-support] Chapter 2.3 Ken Moffat Ken

Baho Utot baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Tue Sep 25 05:14:14 PDT 2012

On 09/24/2012 10:56 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Ken Moffat wrote:
>> 3. Actually, you *don't* need to figure out all the 32 vs 64 bit
>> stuff - unless you want to.
> Agree.
>> GCC works better with more
>> registers, which is one of the main reasons for using x86_64 - the
>> drawback is that pointers are 64-bit so take more space
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/stable/prologue/architecture.html
> That was written several years ago.  We can probably reword it to
> recommend either a 32-bit or 64-bit Intel architecture.

That would be 32-bit Intel and 64 bit AMD architecture.  The Intel 64 
bit architecture is Itanium.

> With disk space plentiful today, the space issue is really not that
> meaningful.  I have not run into a package that doesn't build on a
> 64-bit system in quite a long while.
>     -- Bruce

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