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Re: [Qemu-devel] qemu for x86_64

From: jmf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] qemu for x86_64
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 11:40:44 -0400 (EDT)

>  --- On Thu 09/30, Johannes Schindelin < address@hidden > wrote:

> On Thu, 30 Sep 2004, jmf wrote: Please create qemu for x86_64. 

> Please send me an Opteron. And while you're at it, I could use a car, too.

A new Athlon64 processor can be purchased for only $150.00 (USD). If none of 
the developers can afford that, we could take up a collection here.

x86_64 is only an extension, a super-set, of the existing 32 bit architecture. 
This is not some completely different instruction set. Qemu already has most of 
the work finished in the 32 bit x86 version. The GNU GCC developers claimed 
porting GCC to amd64 was "easy", so you can forget the car. This should be an 
easy port for one of the primary maintainers. If I knew the code well, I'd do 
it myself but, I'm still working on Qemu networking.

With both AMD and Intel now using x86_64, this will be the future, so it's only 
a matter of time before most x86 users are asking for x86_64-Qemu.

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