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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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