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Re: [PATCH] Document Sparc64 configuration
Richard Henderson writes:
> I agree about doing it everywhere. But I also think sparcv9 is
> confusing. Does it really mean 64-bit or does it mean 32-bit
> (aka v8plus, which is a stupid name).
I think it is pretty clear that it means 64-bit. Cf. e.g. Solaris 2
Indicates the SPARC V9 instruction set, as defined in
The SPARC Architecture Manual, Version 9, Prentice-
This is the established name for this architecture, and I don't see a real
reason to invent (or even promote) our own. Even worse, SPARC64 is the
name of HAL/Fujitsu's implementation of the SPARC-V9 architecture, just
like UltraSPARC is the Sun/TI implementation:
Clearly a different beast from generic 64-bit SPARC.