64-bit user-space on G5? Never, soonish, or unknown?

Mikael Pettersson mikpe at csd.uu.se
Thu Feb 12 18:47:52 EST 2004

On Thu, 12 Feb 2004 09:14:02 +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
>> The question is, will Linux ever support a 64-bit user-space
>> on the G5? From my reading of arch/ppc and arch/ppc64, the
>> differences seem major so I'm not holding my breath, but perhaps
>> there is hope.
>There is a 64 bits kernel for the G5, it's currently available
>on YDL site, though I'll have the whole thing merged with Linus in
>a few days (with some luck, 2.6.3 will boot out of the box on those
>in both 32 bits and 64 bits versions).

Ubercool! Thanks.


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