[OE-core] Multilib Development Update
mark.hatle at windriver.com
Tue Jun 21 16:35:31 CEST 2011
On 6/21/11 8:02 AM, Frans Meulenbroeks wrote:
> As I already asked before: what is the benefit having this in embedded systems?
> If I am doing an embedded system I know the target hardware, and there is no
> need to have e.g. both 32 and 64 bit libs.
64-bit database on a 32-bit system.
64-bit "userspace" device drivers on a 32-bit system.
Being able to run a binary application for compatibility. This is fairly common
in some embedded areas where they need something like mips o32, but the rest of
the system is running n32 for performance.
This is something that most embedded systems won't use, but there are a large
class of devices, primarily Carrier Grade devices, that do require mixed-mode
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