[lsb-discuss] x86_64 binary RPMs for both AMD and Intel 64-bit distos?

Alan alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Nov 29 11:35:06 PST 2006

> Apparently, most Intel 64 bit chips also support "EMT64T", which is 
> nearly the same as x86_64 (amd64), or at least compatible as far as gcc 
> is concerned.

The Intel x86_64 clone is pretty good. There should be no problems
except with hand coded assembler using prefetchw and similar
instructions. You have to try quite hard to build a package that only
works on one or the other.

> ? If it is not possible, is it feasible to GCC cross-compile on x86_64 
> to target IA64 using lsbc++ ?

IA64 is different to EM64T/x86_64 and the like. It's a totally different

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