x32 abi support?

Tomasz Torcz tomek at pipebreaker.pl
Thu May 17 08:06:01 UTC 2012

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 09:53:12AM +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> I don't think this is always the case. Obviously if you run a lot of
> both kinds of apps it matters, but if there are a few, small x86-64
> processes (say e.g. the xserver, or a database instance) the doubled mem
> use from some shared libraries should not affect things overly much. In
> most practical uses of computers (i.e. those that actually *do*
> something) most memory is used for the users "data", and for that, x32
> uses less ram, as all pointers in the ram structures are half the size.
> Obviously, it all "depends". But I think x32 makes a lot of sense as an
> option, especially in the virtual machine space.

  Can we get some definite numbers?

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