[parisc-linux] arch/parisc/kernel/realmode_setup.c Question

Frank Rowand frank_rowand@hp.com
Mon, 15 Nov 1999 15:42:29 -0800

Alex deVries wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Nov 1999, Frank Rowand wrote:
> > You don't get to choose.  The PDC is either 32 bit or 64 bit.  It's not
> > a question of what mode the OS is running in, but what the PDC was
> > compiled for.
> Hm.  I'm pretty sure that a 32 bit version of HPUX has run on that box as
> well, so wouldn't that mean that it'd have to be a 32 bit PDC?
> - Alex

Nope.  The OS has to figure out what type of PDC it is calling, and properly
marshall the arguments for the call.