[Vm-dev] 64bit: "This interpreter (vers. 68000) cannot read image file (vers. 274877913446)."

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Tue Oct 16 07:32:22 UTC 2007

Andrew Gaylard wrote:
> What would be neat would be a page, either at squeakvm.org 
> <http://squeakvm.org> or on
> the wiki, which would answer some of the common 64-bit questions
> that come up from time to time.  For instance, here are some of mine:
> - For which hardware/OS combinations is there a 64-bit VM?
> - Does this VM run both 32-bit and 64-bit images?
> - How do I convert a 32-bit image to a 64-bit one?
> - My OS allows a single process to grow to 3.75GB ; if I need a lot of
>   objects can I use a 32-bit image / VM, or must I use a 64-bit one?
> - What are the advantages/disadvantages to using 64-bits?
> - Why isn't there an officially-released 64-bit image?
> I suspect that if this basic information was available, there'd be rather
> more interest, which would lead to more testing, more bug reports,
> more fixes, etc.

This is great information. Feel like writing it up? I'm sure Ian can be 
convinced to put it into the right place.

   - Andreas

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