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OS X Lion Kernel is 32bit, processor is 64bit?

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May 11, 2012 11:36 AM

It appears that for whatever reason, the kernel on my Mac is 32bit/i386, but the architecture is 64bit:

 

Darwin system.local 11.3.0 Darwin Kernel Version 11.3.0: Thu Jan 12 18:48:32 PST 2012; root:xnu-1699.24.23~1/RELEASE_I386 i386

 

Though the kernel itself is a universal binary:

 

mach_kernel: Mach-O universal binary with 2 architectures

mach_kernel (for architecture x86_64):          Mach-O 64-bit executable x86_64

mach_kernel (for architecture i386):          Mach-O executable i386

 

Am I mis-reading this or is there something else I need to do to fix it.

 

 

Thanks.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)

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