[svlug] Re: Linux on Opteron (email@example.com)
kevin at ank.com
Fri Aug 29 12:39:52 PDT 2003
Are you already using an Opteron based system then? How is it working
Turbo and SuSE both claim that x86-32 code will still run correctly
under 64-bit Linux, but I suspect they mean that you can still load
the 32 bit libraries against the 64-bit kernel. What is needed are
shunt libraries that will promote int's on the stack from 32-bit to
64-bit and then call the 64-bit routine. Without that there will be
memory contention between the 64 and 32 bit libraries, and several
libraries I suspect won't be able to load simultaneously in 32 and 64
bit versions -- kernel modules for example, or apache modules -- any
kind of plug-in really.
At least that was what the discussion on the x86-64 mailing list
implied the two vendors were doing.
Anyway, Turbo has Opteron Linux for $69 unless there is something
wrong with that distribution.
On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 10:54:39AM -0700, Roland Krause wrote:
> > 5. Linux on Opteron (kevin at ank.com)
> try this link, iso's are there, it is Suse-8.2 marked as beta afaik.
> Also, I run SLES, I am not sure but I think it would be legal
> if I gave you the source CD's wouldnt it?
> Roland, who is a bit puzzled by Suse and Redhat's enterprise licensing
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