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Re: 64-bit systems?

Bryan Stansell bryan@conserver.com
Mon, 4 Aug 2003 05:01:04 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 06:19:19AM +0200, Jorgen Hagg wrote:
> Could someone explain the problem with 64bit & conserver?

basically, it's untested.

> What would happen if I add --with-64bit to the conserver package?
> Would it still work for 32bit systems?

if you add --with-64bit, it should "just work".  the --with-64bit flag
doesn't do anything on a 32bit system.  i believe there is at least one
person out there successfully running conserver on a 64bit system, but i
can't guarantee it.  there were issues in the past with passing 64bit
values to library calls that expected 32bit values.  sometimes
compilations would fail, other times it compiled but got run-time
errors.  the library calls i'm talking about are various ipv4 calls
(can't remember which, exactly).

so, in theory all the right data types are being used and a 64bit system
will "just work".  but, there's the chance it won't since it hasn't been
tested, and maybe it's only certain 64bit systems that will work.

i'd love to know for sure if 64bit compilation works...and if so, we can
just remove the need for --with-64bit it's just a configure check for