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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [general] Correct name for 64-bit architecture (not IPF)
Date Tue, 23 Jan 2007 16:43:56 GMT

On Jan 23, 2007, at 11:24 AM, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> Gregory Shimansky wrote:
>> Hello
>>
>> Today while investigating the bug in HARMONY-2975 it appeared that
>> eclipse doesn't start on 64-bit Linux because os.arch property  
>> value is
>> em64t. The property is set in DRLVM source. Eclipse doesn't recognize
>> this architecture and failed to load SWT library. When this property
>> value is changed to x86_64 Eclipse runs ok.
>>
>> I think we should agree how to call 64-bit platform and I think it is
>> better to follow the same convention as is used in Linux, that is  
>> call
>> it x86_64 [1].
>>
>> It may happen that for better compatibility or reuse of VM and  
>> classlib
>> code in other projects we'll need to change some other em64t and  
>> amd64
>> mentions in the sources to x86_64. If there is no strong objection I
>> would like to change all sources to use only x86_64 instead of brand
>> names, and rename the files which contain em64t in their names.  
>> What do
>> you think?
>>
>> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EM64T#Industry_naming_conventions
>
> +1
>
> IPF is rather cryptic anyway while x86_64 is immediately understood  
> even
> by those who never heard it before.

IPF is something different - it's the "Itanium Processor Family".

geir

>
> -- 
> Stefano.
>


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