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SubjectRe: Pure 64 bootloaders
Andi Kleen wrote:
> Jim Gifford <maillist@jg555.com> writes:
>
>
>>I have been working on a project to create a Pure 64 bit distro of
>>linux, nothing 32 bit in the system. I can accomplish that with no
>
>
> Hopefully you're using /lib64 for that, otherwise your
> packages will be incompatible to everybody else and not
> FHS compliant. If you don't please don't submit any
> patches to hardcode this to upstream packages.

/lib64 is an awful scheme. I'd avoid it.

Consider what happens in the existing scenario where you have capability
to run both IA64 and x86-64 binaries on the same system.


> The problem is that there is currently no defined protocol
> for passing data to the 64bit part of the kernel, so while
> it would be possible to write a boot loader that starts
> a 64bit kernel it would be very kernel version dependent.

Good point.

Jeff


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