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Future of 32-bit distro (was: rebase-4.4.3-1 regression: Too many DLLs for available address space)




On 2018-01-12 03:13, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jan 11 22:52, Denis Excoffier wrote:
>> The full list contains 8006 lines, i have the complete Cygwin 32bit installation
> 
> The bottom line of this is, and it has been said before and I can't
> stress this enough, we can't support this scenario at all, for the
> simple fact that we have more DLLs than fit into the 32 bit address
> space.  It's not much of a problem on 64 bit, but on 32 bit it's just
> not feasible anymore.
> 
> Ultimately, You should (must) not install all of Cygwin on 32 bit, only
> the set of stuff you need on top of the base category.  Or install 64
> bit Cygwin.

If it is not possible for the entire 32-bit distribution to function as
a whole, is it time to reconsider how much we provide for 32-bit?  And
when can we just drop 32-bit entirely?

-- 
Yaakov

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