[Dev] [loongson-dev] Selecting an operating system for your new Lemote Yeeloong

Daniel Clark dclark at pobox.com
Mon Jan 16 04:44:26 GMT 2012

2012/1/15 Lluís Batlle i Rossell <viric at viric.name>

> On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 12:04:59PM -0600, Javier Vasquez wrote:
> > I was just wondering, if there was then any n64 distro out there...
> > To the extent I've look, seems not, :-)
> Well, the fuloongs I have don't need more virtual addresses (1GB of RAM, I
> won't
> run programs that want 6GB virtual addresses, for example).
> I even was running for a while a 64-bit kernel with 32-bit OS where I had
> only
> some specific programs built for 64-bit - those who needed more virtual
> address space.

Someone on Parabola Hackers (cc:ed, but please remove it when replying to
avoid cross-post issues) mentioned that n64 would be good (at least to have
available somewhere) so more virtual memory could be used - the use case he
gave was that compiling and debugging some things requires more RAM then
can be achieved with current hardware + n32-limited virtual memory.

I think he actually had a chicken-and-egg scenario where he couldn't
compile 64-bit binutils because of memory limits.
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