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[PATCH] * faq/64-bit.mdwn: added up to date 64-bit porting info * open_i

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Subject: [PATCH] * faq/64-bit.mdwn: added up to date 64-bit porting info * open_issues/64-bit_port.mdwn: added up to date 64-bit porting info
Date: Wed, 17 May 2023 09:53:01 -0400

 faq/64-bit.mdwn              | 15 ++++++++-------
 open_issues/64-bit_port.mdwn |  6 +-----
 2 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

diff --git a/faq/64-bit.mdwn b/faq/64-bit.mdwn
index 2e1278cb..9c8ecc9c 100644
--- a/faq/64-bit.mdwn
+++ b/faq/64-bit.mdwn
@@ -13,11 +13,12 @@ License|/fdl]]."]]"""]]
 [[!meta title="Is there a 64-bit version?"]]
-There are currently no plan for 64-bit userland for the short term, but there
-are plans for 64-bit kernelland with 32-bit userland, which will notably permit
-to efficiently make use of more than 2 GiB memory and provide 4 GiB userland
-addressing space. The kernel support was merged into GNU Mach, the currently
-missing bit is the 32/64 mig translation for kernel RPCs.
+A 64-bit GNU/Hurd is coming soon!  Hurd developers ported GNUMach to
+64-bit some time ago.  Then they started making significant progress
+on the x86_64 userland port in Feb 2023.  As of May 2023, the 64-bit
+port works well enough to start all the essential Hurd servers and run
+/bin/sh.  We are currently building 64-bit packages.  We plan on
+supporting both a 32-bit and 64-bit Debian GNU/Hurd.  However, there
+is no plan to fix the year 2038 concern on a 32-bit system.
-That being said, you can always run a 32-bit version on a 64-bit machine, it
-just works, processes are just limited to a couple GiB available memory.
diff --git a/open_issues/64-bit_port.mdwn b/open_issues/64-bit_port.mdwn
index 95761828..ca30ba64 100644
--- a/open_issues/64-bit_port.mdwn
+++ b/open_issues/64-bit_port.mdwn
@@ -13,11 +13,7 @@ License|/fdl]]."]]"""]]
 [[!inline pages="title(Is there a 64-bit version?)" feeds="no" raw="yes"]]
-**What is left for initial support (32-on-64) is**
-  * Fixing bugs :)
-**For pure 64bit support, we need to**
+**For 64-bit support, we need to**
   * Fix bugs :)
   * bootstrap a distrib

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