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From Gregory Shimansky <gshiman...@gmail.com>
Subject [general] Correct name for 64-bit architecture (not IPF)
Date Tue, 23 Jan 2007 13:10:18 GMT

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


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