A stupid 64bit question ... but ...

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at over-yonder.net
Mon Dec 5 03:31:47 PST 2005

On Sun, Dec 04, 2005 at 07:02:53PM -0800 I heard the voice of
David O'Brien, and lo! it spake thus:
> Perl won't be reporting a 64-bit capable machine, when running a
> 32-bit OS.  Look in /var/run/dmesg for 'AMD Features' to report 'LM'
> (long mode).

It's not, it's just reporting 64-bit ints.

[5:30:51] mortis:/tmp
(ttyp2):{1358}% dmesg | grep ^CPU
CPU: Pentium Pro (198.67-MHz 686-class CPU)
[5:30:55] mortis:/tmp
(ttyp2):{1359}% perl -v

This is perl, v5.8.7 built for i386-freebsd-64int
(with 1 registered patch, see perl -V for more detail)

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