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SubjectRe: Pure 64 bootloaders
David S. Miller wrote:
>>agreed -- as far as i'm concerned the 32 bit libraries are there for
>>compatibility's sake and should be in /lib/compat/<subarch> instead of
>>/lib. the native libraries should be in /lib instead of /lib64. lib64
>>should just go away!
>
> 64-bit isn't any more "native" than 32-bit on some 64-bit platforms.
> 32-bit is the default and most desirable userland binary format on
> sparc64 for example. So 32-bit programs on sparc64 are as "native" as
> 64-bit ones might be considered.

that's true, i had forgotten about the sparc64 case. it really does slow
down tremendously when used in pure 64 bit mode

i would imagine this not to be the case for most architectures though.
possibly hppa is the same way. anyone with mips64 and ppc64 hardware out
there have any input?
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