Which CPUTYPE for a dualcore Xeon on AMD64

Martin Turgeon martin at optiksecurite.com
Sun Jun 24 23:31:31 UTC 2007


I recently installed AMD64 6.2 Release on 2 PowerEdge servers, both with 
dual core Xeon (3070 and 5110). I noticed when I was updating the 
sources that it was compiling as an Athlonxp by default. I was wondering 
if I should change the CPUTYPE in make.conf to something else. I read at 
some places that it is not recommended because it could cause problems 
but I thought it would be interesting to start the debate here. Please 
note that I would prefer not to go with the -STABLE or -CURRENT branch 
because these a going to be essential productions servers.

Thank you for your opinions,


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