[LLVMdev] Re: AMD64
rspencer at reidspencer.com
Sun Aug 6 11:33:56 CDT 2006
On Sun, 2006-08-06 at 08:42 -0400, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> OK. I'm confused. When I run uname -m on my AMD64 machine (which runs
> with a 64-bit Linux kernel) is says
> hendrik at april:~$ uname -m
> hendrik at april:~$
> It sounds as if you are drawing a distinction I'm not. What do you call
> the difference between x86_64 and AMD64?
Sorry, didn't mean to draw a distinction. What I'm saying is that there
is currently a 64-bit subtarget for the X86 backend (called x86_64) but
it is very incomplete. If you can run 32-bit programs on your OS then
you can just use the x86 backend until x86_64 is completed.
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