Re: Pure 64 bootloaders

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On Tue, 13 Sep 2005, Lennart Sorensen wrote:

> >  The reverse -- two 64-bit formats and one 32-bit one.  And don't forget 
> > to multiply by two endiannesses. ;-)
> 
> I thought it was 32bit old, 32bit new (for using 32bit pointers on a 64bit
> cpu) and 64bit.  At least the names I have seen were 32o, 32n, 64.

 Well, n32 requires a 64-bit CPU and uses 64-bit registers.  For C/C++ 
64-bit registers can be referred to with the "long long" types; I can't 
comment ABIs for other languages.  Pointers are indeed 32-bit.  Therefore 
for everything except ELF loaders the format can be considered 64-bit.

  Maciej
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