x32 abi support?

Frank Ch. Eigler fche at redhat.com
Wed May 16 20:27:42 UTC 2012


drago01 <drago01 at gmail.com> writes:

> [...]  Can x32 run i686 software (multilib) ?  Because not being
> able to run existing software might be a reason for many to want
> such a host.

x32 is not a different cpu architecture.  It's a software ABI to run
on x86-64, especially suited for smaller-memory machines/processes.
That same x86-64 cpu/kernel can run i686, x86-64, x32 software.

- FChE


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