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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] elf loader support for auxvec base platform string
Roland McGrath <> writes:

> There are 32 bits free now. One can anticipate that reassigning a bit
> would come up only after these are exhausted. With prudent use, this
> will take a very long time to happen. Then the oldest CPU type string
> might be retired to reuse its bit. It seems unlikely that there will
> be a single installation (root directory) that really needs to have
> installed both a kernel optimized for the oldest CPU model known and a
> kernel optimized for the newest CPU model known.

The kernel does not have to come from the same place as the root
filesystem. You may want to run a new kernel with an old filesystem, or


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs,
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