[Chugalug] Apple announces the new iPhone...its gold.

Dan Lyke danlyke at flutterby.com
Wed Sep 11 00:41:15 UTC 2013


On Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:35:05 -0400
Dee Holtsclaw <dee at deetour.me> wrote:
> We're starting to build in 64-bit mode to have more heap space
> available (our effective limit is a little over 2G for 32bit). The
> downside is that all pointers also double in size and the executable
> gets a lot larger.

Yep. That was exactly what I saw back when the DEC Alpha first gave us
64 bit address space: "Whoohoo, no more 2 gig limit! Whoah, why'd that
2 gig scene suddenly start swapping with 4 gig in the machine?"

Gotta be careful, it's not just change the compile flags...

Dan


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