[Vm-dev] 64bit FFI?

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Feb 12 18:20:23 UTC 2009

On 12.02.2009, at 19:00, Eliot Miranda wrote:
>>> I see that Bert, but Andreas is asking something different.  He is  
>>> asking if the existing 32-bit system can be run on a 64-bit  
>>> platform, not that one can run a 64-bit VM on a 64-bit platform.   
>>> In Qwaq we have 32-bit server images and Andreas is interested in  
>>> using these images largely unchanged to run as 64-bit processes.
>> ... which is what the 64 bit VM does, as Andreas is well-aware. One  
>> of the remaining problems is 64 bit FFI, and a few more plugins.  
>> Fortunately David has been working on those for quite some time.
> IIUC the 64-bit VM does _not_ run 32-bit images.

It does.

>  So I don't understand how the 64-bit VM is releant.  Can yu lead me  
> by the nose a little further?

Sure. *Please* read the FAQ:

> http://squeakvm.org/squeak64/faq.html

- Bert -

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