Gentoo Archives: gentoo-releng

From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
To: gentoo-releng@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-releng] AMD64 dual-core testing on 2007.0?
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 15:59:24
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-releng] AMD64 dual-core testing on 2007.0? by "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky"
On Sat, 2007-05-12 at 12:39 -0700, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> I'm still testing some things, but there are some bugs in the NVidia > "sata_nv" part of the AMD64 Linux kernel that have showed up in the > Debian bug archives. Apparently it worked in older kernels and got > broken "recently". I haven't found any differences with or without > either pre-emption, SMP vs. UP, ACPI or APIC. The only thing I've found > so far is that 32-bit kernels seem to work and 64-bit ones don't. At the > moment I've only got a gigabyte of RAM in the machine so I'm not losing > a heck of a lot by running a 32-bit kernel. :)
...and all of the extra general-purpose registers and other 64-bit only extensions. AMD64 isn't all about memory access, unlike many other 64-bit platforms. -- Chris Gianelloni Release Engineering Strategic Lead Alpha/AMD64/x86 Architecture Teams Games Developer/Council Member/Foundation Trustee Gentoo Foundation


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