[Haifux] Running 32 bit applications (Firefox?) on 64 bit machines

Nadav Har'El nyh at math.technion.ac.il
Mon Aug 22 11:17:05 MSD 2011

On Sun, Aug 21, 2011, Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda wrote about "Re: [Haifux] Running 32 bit applications (Firefox?) on 64 bit machines":
> I forgot to mention that sometimes, on really funny occasions, you get a
> performance penalty from using the 64bit code. For example, when you take a
> number close to 1 (1.00000001) to a power. You will get absolutely stuck
> with the 64bit code.

This is really bizarre...

I wonder how x86 and x86-64 differ in that regard?

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