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(was) Re: [suse-amd64] 32-bit drivers?
  • From: "Mikhail Kuzminsky" <kus@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 16:53:24 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <web-146092@xxxxxxxx>
In message from Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxx> (Fri, 08 Oct 2004 17:37:22 +0200):
chu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Eugene Chu) writes:
I think it is a basic requirement that the drivers of a 64 bit kernel
must also be 64 bit.
Exactly - you cannot have 32-bit and 64-bit software in one process
and therefore not in the kernel,
I agree that it's absolutely clear. But a bit more difficult is the
question of "interoperability" of 64-bit kernel drivers w/32-bit software.

For example, after translation in 32-bit mode I receive 32-bit binary application software working w/ TCP/IP stack (or I have ready 32-bit binary application). Should I hope that it'll work w/64-bit TCP/IP stack in the kernel ?
Mikhail Kuzminsky
Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry

Andreas Jaeger, aj@xxxxxxx,
SUSE Linux AG, Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 N├╝rnberg, Germany
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