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Lawrence DčOliveiro
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      07-19-2005
Looking at this 64-bit SuSE 9.3 Linux install on a 64-bit Shuttle box...

/usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork (Apache) -- 64-bit executable
/usr/sbin/mysqld -- 64-bit executable
/bin/bash -- 64-bit executable
/opt/MozillaFirefox/lib/firefox-bin -- 32-bit executable
/usr/bin/perl -- 64-bit executable
/usr/bin/php -- 64-bit executable
file /bin/* | fgrep 64-bit | wc -l
-- returns count of 90
file /bin/* | fgrep 32-bit | wc -l
-- returns count of 0
file /usr/bin/* | fgrep 64-bit | wc -l
-- returns count of 1576
file /usr/bin/* | fgrep 32-bit | wc -l
-- returns count of 36
file /sbin/* | fgrep 64-bit | wc -l
-- returns count of 181
file /sbin/* | fgrep 32-bit | wc -l
-- returns count of 2
file /usr/sbin/* | fgrep 64-bit | wc -l
-- returns count of 243
file /usr/sbin/* | fgrep 32-bit | wc -l
-- returns count of 4
file /opt/kde3/bin/* | fgrep 64-bit | wc -l
-- returns count of 479
file /opt/kde3/bin/* | fgrep 32-bit | wc -l
-- returns count of 13
file /opt/gnome/bin/* | fgrep 64-bit | wc -l
-- returns count of 255
file /opt/gnome/bin/* | fgrep 32-bit | wc -l
-- returns count of 3

By my quick count, that means less than 3% of all the executables are
32-bit. Is that a 64-bit system, or is that a 64-bit system...
 
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Allistar
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      07-19-2005
Lawrence DčOliveiro wrote:

> Looking at this 64-bit SuSE 9.3 Linux install on a 64-bit Shuttle box...
>
> /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork (Apache) -- 64-bit executable
> /usr/sbin/mysqld -- 64-bit executable
> /bin/bash -- 64-bit executable
> /opt/MozillaFirefox/lib/firefox-bin -- 32-bit executable
> /usr/bin/perl -- 64-bit executable
> /usr/bin/php -- 64-bit executable
> file /bin/* | fgrep 64-bit | wc -l
> -- returns count of 90
> file /bin/* | fgrep 32-bit | wc -l
> -- returns count of 0
> file /usr/bin/* | fgrep 64-bit | wc -l
> -- returns count of 1576
> file /usr/bin/* | fgrep 32-bit | wc -l
> -- returns count of 36
> file /sbin/* | fgrep 64-bit | wc -l
> -- returns count of 181
> file /sbin/* | fgrep 32-bit | wc -l
> -- returns count of 2
> file /usr/sbin/* | fgrep 64-bit | wc -l
> -- returns count of 243
> file /usr/sbin/* | fgrep 32-bit | wc -l
> -- returns count of 4
> file /opt/kde3/bin/* | fgrep 64-bit | wc -l
> -- returns count of 479
> file /opt/kde3/bin/* | fgrep 32-bit | wc -l
> -- returns count of 13
> file /opt/gnome/bin/* | fgrep 64-bit | wc -l
> -- returns count of 255
> file /opt/gnome/bin/* | fgrep 32-bit | wc -l
> -- returns count of 3
>
> By my quick count, that means less than 3% of all the executables are
> 32-bit. Is that a 64-bit system, or is that a 64-bit system...


I would love to have a high spec'd dual 64bit AMD. A tad pricey though. My
Gento install would then be 100% 64bit (pother than the one or two apps not
installed from source).

Allistar.
 
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Lawrence DčOliveiro
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      07-19-2005
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Allistar <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Lawrence DčOliveiro wrote:
>
>> Looking at this 64-bit SuSE 9.3 Linux install on a 64-bit Shuttle box...
>>
>> /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork (Apache) -- 64-bit executable
>> /usr/sbin/mysqld -- 64-bit executable
>> /bin/bash -- 64-bit executable
>> /opt/MozillaFirefox/lib/firefox-bin -- 32-bit executable
>> /usr/bin/perl -- 64-bit executable
>> /usr/bin/php -- 64-bit executable
>> file /bin/* | fgrep 64-bit | wc -l
>> -- returns count of 90
>> file /bin/* | fgrep 32-bit | wc -l
>> -- returns count of 0
>> file /usr/bin/* | fgrep 64-bit | wc -l
>> -- returns count of 1576
>> file /usr/bin/* | fgrep 32-bit | wc -l
>> -- returns count of 36
>> file /sbin/* | fgrep 64-bit | wc -l
>> -- returns count of 181
>> file /sbin/* | fgrep 32-bit | wc -l
>> -- returns count of 2
>> file /usr/sbin/* | fgrep 64-bit | wc -l
>> -- returns count of 243
>> file /usr/sbin/* | fgrep 32-bit | wc -l
>> -- returns count of 4
>> file /opt/kde3/bin/* | fgrep 64-bit | wc -l
>> -- returns count of 479
>> file /opt/kde3/bin/* | fgrep 32-bit | wc -l
>> -- returns count of 13
>> file /opt/gnome/bin/* | fgrep 64-bit | wc -l
>> -- returns count of 255
>> file /opt/gnome/bin/* | fgrep 32-bit | wc -l
>> -- returns count of 3
>>
>> By my quick count, that means less than 3% of all the executables are
>> 32-bit. Is that a 64-bit system, or is that a 64-bit system...

>
>I would love to have a high spec'd dual 64bit AMD. A tad pricey though. My
>Gento[o] install would then be 100% 64bit ([other] than the one or two apps not
>installed from source).


This machine is just a single-processor AMD--nothing too flash.

But what gives me this warm feeling all over is that, if you want the
purest 64-bit OS with top-to-bottom 64-bit application support, Linux
has no competition today.
 
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Matthew Poole
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      07-19-2005
On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 23:16:18 +1200, someone purporting to be Lawrence
DčOliveiro didst scrawl:

> In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Allistar <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>

*SNIP*
> But what gives me this warm feeling all over is that, if you want the
> purest 64-bit OS with top-to-bottom 64-bit application support, Linux
> has no competition today.


I'm sure that Alpha and UltraSPARC users would be interested to hear that
they've been using not-entirely-64 bit systems for a lot of years now.
Anything that runs on an Alpha has to be 64-bit, and I believe it's the
same for UltraSPARC.

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PAM.
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      07-19-2005
"Lawrence DčOliveiro" <(E-Mail Removed)_zealand> wrote in message

> By my quick count, that means less than 3% of all the executables are
> 32-bit. Is that a 64-bit system, or is that a 64-bit system...


Not quite.

still 3% off

PAM.


 
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      07-20-2005
On Wed, 20 Jul 2005 10:34:04 +1200, Matthew Poole wrote:

> Anything that runs on an Alpha has to be 64-bit,


NT wasn't.

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Lawrence DčOliveiro
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      07-20-2005
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
Matthew Poole <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Anything that runs on an Alpha has to be 64-bit...


Still got your old Alpha docs? Look up "TASO" ...
 
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Chris Wilkinson
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      07-20-2005
Hi there,

Lawrence DčOliveiro wrote:
> Looking at this 64-bit SuSE 9.3 Linux install on a 64-bit Shuttle box...


My Athlon64 3000+ with SuSE 9.2 Pro (updated KDE and quite a few apps
that didn't get included with SuSE) yields...
64-bit 32-bit
/bin 90 0
/usr/bin 1002 32
/sbin 176 2
/opt/kde3/bin 256 2
/usr/sbin 201 2
No gnome install...

> By my quick count, that means less than 3% of all the executables are
> 32-bit. Is that a 64-bit system, or is that a 64-bit system...


1763 total executables, only 38 32-bit ones, giving a total
of 2.16% of 32-bit-ness...

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Chris Wilkinson
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      07-20-2005
Hi there,

Lawrence DčOliveiro wrote:
> Looking at this 64-bit SuSE 9.3 Linux install on a 64-bit Shuttle box...


64-bit is nice. I've rendered some large animations with POV-ray, and
I remember watching KDE 3.3 thumbnailing a directory of over a thousand
720x576 PNG's (100MB of pictures)...it was the first time Konqueror had
opened that directory so the PNG's were not thumbnailed...it took around
30 seconds or more...cue 12 months later, just 2 days ago when I did a
1550 frame POV-ray animation on our Athlon64 3000+...Konqueror opened
and thumbnailed the entire directory (1550 720x576 PNG's, 134 MB total)
in what I estimate to be under 5 seconds...

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Chris Wilkinson
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      07-20-2005
D'Oh!

Chris Wilkinson wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> Lawrence DčOliveiro wrote:
>
>> Looking at this 64-bit SuSE 9.3 Linux install on a 64-bit Shuttle box...

>
>
> 64-bit is nice. I've rendered some large animations with POV-ray, and
> I remember watching KDE 3.3 thumbnailing a directory of over a thousand
> 720x576 PNG's (100MB of pictures)...it was the first time Konqueror had
> opened that directory so the PNG's were not thumbnailed...it took around


Ooops, forgot to mention this thumbnailing 'test' was on an AthlonXP
2500+ Barton core!

> 30 seconds or more...cue 12 months later, just 2 days ago when I did a
> 1550 frame POV-ray animation on our Athlon64 3000+...Konqueror opened
> and thumbnailed the entire directory (1550 720x576 PNG's, 134 MB total)
> in what I estimate to be under 5 seconds...


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