On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 10:42 AM, Chris Peterson <cpeter...@mozilla.com> wrote: > Users with only 2 GB and 5 minute browser sessions would probably have a > faster user experience with 32-bit Firefox than with 64-bit, but how do we > weigh that experience versus the security benefits of ASLR?
Not giving users a security mechanism due to a non-obvious reason feels bad. Furthermore, considering that Microsoft documents 2 GB as a "requirement" for 64-bit Windows, is it really worthwhile for us to treat three Windows pointer size combinations (32-bit on 32-bit, 64-bit on 64-bit and 32-bit on 64-bit) as fully supported when one of the combinations is in contradiction with the OS vendor's stated requirements? Do we have any metrics on whether 32-bit on 64-bit exhibits bugs that 32-bit on 32-bit and 64-bit on 64-bit don't? That is, what kind of bug burden are we keeping by catering to users who've installed 64-bit Windows with less than 2 GB of RAM in contradiction with what Microsoft states as a requirement? -- Henri Sivonen hsivo...@hsivonen.fi https://hsivonen.fi/ _______________________________________________ dev-platform mailing list email@example.com https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/dev-platform