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SubjectRe: 10 GB in Opteron machine

On Fri, 22 Jul 2005 12:39:55 +0200
Jakob Oestergaard <> wrote:

> > 1. Is it possible to compile a 64-bit kernel on a 32-bit machine (or
> > at least on a 64-bit machine with 32-bit software) and if yes, how
> > can I do that?
> Yes. On Debian Sarge, I have a few wrapper scripts to accomplish it -
> all attached to this mail - just untar them in /usr/local/bin on a
> standard x86 32-bit Sarge distro. Use 'kmake' instead of 'make' when
> you are working with your kernel source (eg. 'kmake menuconfig',
> 'kmake all')
> Sarge comes with all the necessary toolchain support to build a 64-bit
> kernel.
> It should be equally possible on most other distros of course, I just
> haven't felt the urge to go waste my time with them :)

I am also using Debian sarge. I extracted the tarfile to /usr/local/bin
end executed "kmake menuconfig". Everything seemed fine so far. But a
few seconds after starting the compilation (kmake bzImage) I got this
error message:

In file included from <snip>
include/asm/mpspec.h:6:25: mach_mpspec.h: No such file or directory

Hm. I understand why that file cannot be found: It only exists in the
asm-i386 directory. But why does the compilation process look for a file
that belongs to i386, but not to x86_64?

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