AMD 64 stability
V. T. Mueller
freebsd-amd64 at datafarm.de
Thu Feb 23 10:46:29 PST 2006
Ken Gunderson schrieb:
> On Thu, 23 Feb 2006 19:38:07 +0100
> "V. T. Mueller" <freebsd-amd64 at datafarm.de> wrote:
>>Since the original question was related to 'server' usage... the
>>compatibilty list tells if the components found on a single board
>>(along with its BIOS) are supported. It doesn't statethat a specific
>>combination or future setup will work.
>>For example, we just had to find out that iir-based icp controllers
>>work extraordinarily fine as long as <4G RAM are used. Upgrading
>>memory beyond 4G turns your big server(s) into one really big problem.
>>I just filed a bug report.
>>So before taking decision for software/hardware that is expected to
>>run hundreds of miles away, it would be reasonable to also take
>>system changes into account that may be planned for the future.
> This in reference to the A8V??
Depends. My point is that you'll find plenty of boards that'll work
fine. How many chipsets are out there for Athlon64/Opteron? The real
problems lurk in the higher number of supplemental drivers (that are
maybe) needed for addon-hardware.
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