x32 abi support?

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Wed May 16 14:30:23 UTC 2012


On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 04:28:31PM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:

> Mhmm, so I was under the impression that x32 was mostly about increasing
> the scalability of virtualized systems. i.e. run a higher number of
> x32 containers/VM on an x86_64 host. Most server software that is run in
> containers/VMs does not require 64bit address space, and hence using x32
> for them should be quite benificial so that you can run more
> containers/VMs per host. After all this would reduce memory and CPU
> consumption of each, and due to smaller memory usage also result in less
> IO?

I was under the impression that it was to make Android work better on 
Intel. Scalable VMs are an interesting idea, but for a typical session 
how much RAM are we talking about?

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