Tim Daneliuk wrote:
> Kris Kennaway wrote:
>> Tim Daneliuk wrote:
>>> Kris Kennaway wrote:
>>>> Tim Daneliuk wrote:
>>>>> Kris Kennaway wrote:
>>>>>> Tim Daneliuk wrote:
>>>>>>> Is there anything special one has to do when doing a make world
>>>>>>> intended for 64-bit FreeBSD or is it sufficient to build the 64-bit
>>>>>>> kernel and make world as everywhere else?
>>>>>> The same as everywhere else.
>>>>>> Kris
>>>>> So, I take it that this means that all the userspace programs, ports,
>>>>> packages, utilities, etc. do *not* take advantage of the 64-bit
>>>>> extensions.  That is, only the kernel gets the benefit of the
>>>>> wider word.  Is that correct?
>>>> No, everything is 100% native.
>>>> Kris
>>> OK, these may be really stupid questions but:
>>> 1) How does make world know whether to build 32-bit or 64-bit binaries?
>> It always uses the native format.  amd64 == 64 bit, i386 == 32 bit
> Don't mean to beat this to death, but can you say just a bit more
> about this please.  If I am running an i386 kernel on 64-bit capable
> processor, I assume I will get 32-bit binaries or not?  IOW, what
> triggers makeworld to do something in 32- vs. 64-bit mode?  The
> *kernel* currently executing or the underlying hardware capability?

Let me be even more specific:  If I install 32-bin x86 FreeBSD on, say,
a Pentium D machine that is 64-bit capable, when I makeworld, will this
result in 32- or 64-bit binaries?  Ditto if I do makekernel.

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