Custom Kernel - 32-bit or 64-bit?
A E [Gmail] put forth on 4/8/2011 10:58 AM:
> #> time nice fakeroot make-kpkg --subarch=sun4u --arch_in_name
> --revision=2.6.32-5-Cust001 --initrd kernel_image
> The question is, if I allowed it to slap on the arch in name automatically
> and it ended up calling it 'sparc', does that mean it's created a 32-bit
> kernel and not 64-bit as I'd have expected it to end with 'sparc64'.
The package naming is irrelevant to the contents of the binary kernel
file you generated. It is simply a file name.
"--subarch=sun4u" dictates the resulting kernel binaries contain 64bit
UltraSPARC instructions, or "SPARC v9" instructions.
You have created a custom 64bit SPARC Linux kernel. The naming is
simply to remind you of what's in it when you look at that file a year
from now, especially amongst a group of 6 other similar kernels you've
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