[GSoC] the AMD64 port
joerg at britannica.bec.de
Tue Mar 18 17:40:16 PDT 2008
On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 10:36:32PM +0200, Jordan Gordeev wrote:
> 1. Does porting require messing with the source code of gcc/binutils/gdb?
Not much, if at all.
> 2. Do I need to have an AMD64 machine with more than 4 GB RAM to be able
> to fully test my work?
> 3. Would I be required to get 32-bit binaries working on 64-bit kernels or
> would being able to run 64-bit binaries suffice?
> 4. Is SMP part of the equation?
SMP is almost a non-issue. The only code that is not shared with i386 in
this area is the assembly bootstrap for the second CPU, the rest is
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