What is better? Use a SMP kernel or amd64 for network?

Wes Morgan morganw at chemikals.org
Wed Nov 25 22:42:26 UTC 2009

On Wed, 25 Nov 2009, Rafael Ganascim wrote:

> Hi list,
> I have a doubt (don't encountered on google) about what is better for a
> FreeBSD Router: use a 32bits SMP kernel or an amd64? I know that exists some
> differences, but generaly, what is better and why?
> I have a hardware with Xeon Dual processor.

Why not an SMP amd64 kernel? SMP is not exclusive to i386.

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