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SubjectRE: Multiple virtual address mapping for the same code on IA-64 linux kernel.

>I have been investigating a problem in which there has been a dramatic
> core size (complete program size) of a program running on a IA-64
>machine running kernel version 2.4.21-4.0.1 (A redhat advanced server
>distribution) compared to other 64-bit architectures like amd64 and
>EM64T. There has been an increase of around 20% of the size.

Itanium instruction set is not as compact as some other architectures,
so the same program will typically require more bytes of code.

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