lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2006]   [Oct]   [28]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
    /
    Date
    From
    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/7] KVM: Kernel-based Virtual Machine
    Hi!

    > > >What is the point of 32 bit hosts anyway? Isn't this only available
    > > >on x86_64 type CPUs in the first place?
    > > >
    > >
    > > No, 32-bit hosts are fully supported (except a 32-bit host can't run a
    > > 32-bit guest).
    >
    > Again, what's the point? All cpus shipped by Intel and AMD that have
    > hardware virtualization extensions also support the 64bit mode. Given
    > that I don't see any point for supporting a 32bit host.

    If you have 1GB ram, having 64-bit capable cpu does not mean you want
    to run 64-bit kernel. Pointers are twice as big, etc... And if your
    shiny new cpu fails, you can't put hdd back in good old working
    machine.

    (IOW I see reasons. Not sure if they are big enough...)
    Pavel
    --
    Thanks for all the (sleeping) penguins.
    -
    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
    More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
    Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

    \
     
     \ /
      Last update: 2006-10-28 06:55    [W:0.034 / U:0.012 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site