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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/7] KVM: Kernel-based Virtual Machine
Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Sunday 22 October 2006 20:00, Avi Kivity wrote:
>
>> Existing installations?
>>
>> Dropping 32-bit host support would certainly kill a lot of #ifdefs and
>> reduce the amount of testing needed. It would also force me to upgrade
>> my home machine.
>>
>
> Ok, but if you radically change the kernel<->user API, doesn't that mean
> you have to upgrade in the same way?

No, why? I'd just upgrade the userspace. Am I misunderstanding you?

> The 32 bit emulation mode in x86_64
> is actually pretty complete, so it probably boils down to a kernel upgrade
> for you, without having to touch any of the user space.
>

For me personally, I don't mind. I don't know about others.

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