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SubjectRe: 64bit port
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Followup to:  <E10dUur-0001vY-00@devel2.axiom.internal>
By author: David Woodhouse <David.Woodhouse@mvhi.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> jj@sunsite.mff.cuni.cz said:
> > the 64bit kernel is able to run 64bit applications as well (first
> > distributions with 64bit apps should be coming soon though).
>
> Does that mean the security problems with 64-bit code have been solved?
>
> The last I heard was that there were UltraSPARC bugs which made it
> undesirable to allow users to run 64-bit code, and Sun weren't
> giving out enough information to make a workaround.
>

I think that was only UltraSPARC I.

-hpa
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