64-bit - is it worth it?

Hans Fugal hans at fugal.net
Thu Apr 24 14:47:25 MDT 2008


Stuart Jansen wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-04-19 at 09:56 -0600, Hans Fugal wrote:
>> I know many of you have been riding the 64-bit wave for some time now. 
>> What are the remaining pitfalls?
> 
> Just to stir the pot, the new dev kernel is switching to 4k stacks for
> x86. Stability problems may force this change to be reverted. Or you can
> avoid the whole mess by using x86_64: http://lwn.net/Articles/279352/
> and http://lwn.net/Articles/279229/

The only thing I learned from the second link is that you seem to be a 
LWN subscriber. Congratulations.

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