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Re: [SLE] Can a native 64-bit CPU run 32-bit code ?
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 16:30:53 +0200
  • Message-id: <200604161630.53242.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 16 April 2006 16:22, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> A 64-bit OS runs in full 64-bit mode, but does
> allow both 64-bit and 32-bit binaries to run.

with two caveats:

The kernel is still 64 bit, and while there are a number of 32 bit
compatibility calls in there, some syscalls will fail

Not all supporting libraries are included in 32 bit form, they may have to be
installed separately

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