Re: 64 Bit?

Systemkennung Linux (
Thu, 5 Dec 1996 15:22:49 +0100 (MET)

> Well, it's not (rather it belongs in comp.os.linux.misc or possibly
> comp.os.linux.development.system), but I'll answer anyway:
> Linux is 64 bits on the Alpha, and only on the Alpha, since it is the
> only 64-bit architecture supported. MIPS and SPARC have recent 64-bit
> extensions, but I am fairly certain they are only supported in 32-bit
> mode. The i386 is inherently a 32-bit architecture (with 16-bit
> compatibility) and will not support any 64-bitness.

Yes, Linux/MIPS is 32 bit. The kernel does however make use of the
64 bit capabilities on R4000 and better for better performance.