Linus Torvalds torvalds at linux-foundation.org
Tue Mar 27 12:03:54 AEDT 2018

On Sun, Mar 25, 2018 at 8:44 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
<glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
> FWIW, we are maintaining an x32 port in Debian and there are some people
> actually using it [1]. There is one build instance running on VMWare that
> I am hosting [2] and around 10800 out of 12900 source packages build fine
> on x32 (12900 being the number for x86_64).

Hmm. Do you have a few statically built binaries that could be tested
without installing a whole distribution? Something real and meaningful
enough that it actually exercised a few real system calls, but not
something that needs to bring in 50 different shared libraries?

Something in /sbin, perhaps, that is still runnable by a regular user
and doesn't require some distro-specific /etc layout etc, so that it
would work even if you don't run Debian at all? Maybe some shell
binary or something?


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