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[Savannah-register-public] [task #9437] Submission of Porting to AMD32 a

From: Robert Millan
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #9437] Submission of Porting to AMD32 architecture
Date: 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
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
        Percent Complete: 0%
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                  Effort: 0.00



A new project has been registered at Savannah 
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or
discards the registration.

= Registration Administration =

While this item will be useful to track the registration process, *approving
or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group
<> page*,
accessible only to site administrators, effectively *logged as site
administrators* (superuser):

* Group Administration

= 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.

==== Other Software Required: ====

==== Tarball URL: ====


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