[linux-audio-user] AMD64 question

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Tue Jun 27 12:07:00 EDT 2006

On 6/27/06, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
> i wasn't clear enough. let me restate:
>         * wine works just fine


>         * you cannot load LADSPA, VST, or any other type of binary plugin that
> was compiled for a 32 bit architecture into a 64 bit host.

Agreed, but extending just a bit, most likely you can load 32-bit
binaries under a 32-bit chroot running on a 64-bit host. I don't
*think* there is a reason to completely avoid a 64-bit platform for
this reason but as I said earlier, if I was doing all over again with
the info I have today I think I would have gone 32-bit and had a much
easier time of it. The chroot is not fun to keep up to date and not
trivial to interface with when apps are running in the 64-bit
environment. (2 Jack servers, for instance...)

I was interested in Jack's response about more registers available to
the compiler when running 64-bit. Since Gentoo is 100% compiled that
might be a reason to lean toward 64-bit if you were going to go
Gentoo. (which I doubt in your case Dave...) With other binary distros
it would be less compelling. Are there numbers about to show the


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