Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Apr 2012 20:28 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives "During the coding period, I will first work on the boot loader. I intend to modify the existing x86 boot loader so that it is capable of loading both a 32-bit Haiku kernel and a 64-bit one. Once this is done, I will work on implementing the x86_64 architecture functionality in the kernel. Finally, I will port modules and drivers to the 64-bit kernel. Should I have time, I will also begin work on porting userland." Heck. Yes.
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RE[2]: Cool, but...
by Earl C Pottinger on Mon 30th Apr 2012 04:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Cool, but..."
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Haiku is so fast that I doubt you will notice much change in the speed of the operation of the OS.

However, I do have a program that I need to get running to process a 136GB drive image, making such code work in Haiku's 2GB user space is a pain. I am doing a lot of paging (my own paging system with 16MB pages) that moving to a system with a larger user space will help a lot for example why a 64-bit OS would be handy.

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