Which version to use ( Xeon 64 bits )

Frank Bonnet f.bonnet at esiee.fr
Thu Dec 7 00:56:19 PST 2006

Peter A. Giessel wrote:

> It depends on what you are going to do with it.  This question has been
> asked many times on this e-mail list, so you might want to start by
> searching the archives.
> If you are running desktop applications on it (such as X11), you might
> be better off running the i386 version as some ports don't support AMD64,
> however, if you have more than 4GB of RAM and/or are running all ports
> that support AMD64, you'd probably be better off running AMD64.  I'm
> running AMD64 with Apache22, PHP5, MySQL40, Dovecot, Sendmail, SASL2,
> Horde-IMP, and some other things and it works great (Opteron 246 x2,
> 4GB RAM, 3Ware raid card), but YMMV.

Well thanks for your answer, the machine will be our mailhub so its
configuration will be close to yours ( except I'll run postfix instead of sendmail )
it will have 7Gb RAM so I have to go for AMD64

I discover after posting my email to the list the the serverRAID shipped
with my x3650 is not yet supported at 6.1 (no disk seen at install) but
I read in an archive there is a patch (in aac) provided by Adaptec that
will be integrated in 6.2 ...

If the 6.2 delay is too long I'll try to apply the patch myself, I never did
that but there is probably a way to do it :-)

Thanks again
Frank Bonnet

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