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SubjectRe: [PATCH] use simple_strtoul for unsigned kernel parameters
> > Well, in theory short/int/long can all be the same size and thus a
> > "unsigned short" may not actually fit in a "long". I think that was the
> > case on the old 64-bit cray machines, for example ("char" was a very slow
> > 8-bit thing, everything else was purely 64-bit).
> >
> > Not likely something we want to port Linux to, admittedly.
>
> Bear in mind we have the compiler source 8). If someone desperately
> wants to run Linux (probably ucLinux) on their cray they can fix the
> types too.

Hmmm, at least some Cray machines require three-phase power, though,
which is a problem for home use.

Do Cray boxes support virtualisation in hardware, or is it all done in
software?

> Things like the DEC10 (9,18,36 bit) and HLH Orion (word addressed) would
> be a lot more fun but thankfully are extinct

No architecture is _thankfully_ extinct :-).

John.
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