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[Savannah-register-public] [task #9437] Submission of Porting to AMD32 architecture
Wed, 27 May 2009 23:37:20 +0000
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Summary: Submission of Porting to AMD32 architecture
Project: Savannah Administration
Submitted by: robertmh
Submitted on: Thu May 28 01:37:19 2009
Should Start On: Thu May 28 00:00:00 2009
Should be Finished on: Sun Jun 7 00:00:00 2009
Category: Project Approval
Priority: 5 - Normal
Percent Complete: 0%
Assigned to: None
Discussion Lock: Any
A new project has been registered at Savannah
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or
discards the registration.
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= Registration Details =
* Name: *Porting to AMD32 architecture*
* System Name: *amd32*
* Type: non-GNU software & documentation
* License: GNU General Public License v2 or later (Multiple licenses. Some
of the code we'll be modifiing is GPLv2-only (linux), some is GPLv3+
(binutils, gcc), some is LGPLv2.1 (glibc), etc.
==== Description: ====
The AMD64 architecture provides a revised, much improved revision to legacy
IA32 instruction set. However, since it operates with 64-bit pointers, the
majority of programs use more memory than they would otherwise need.
This project attempts to leverage existing AMD64 hardware to operate with
32-bit pointers. It comprises the following goals:
- Modify Linux to identify amd32 binaries and allocate their processes in a
32-bit virtual address space.
- Add support for amd32 binaries to the GNU toolchain.
- Port GNU libc and the rest of userland.
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