kris at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jun 14 19:29:10 UTC 2008
Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>>> you should run 64-bit version on 64-bit machine for performance
>> This is workload-dependent. Some workloads run more slowly on a
>> 64-bit CPU, others faster.
> could you please give an example of slower running FreeBSD/amd64 thing
> than FreeBSD/i386?
> there are more memory usage sometimes, that's why i use 32-bit squid
> binary on 64-bit systems
Precisely that. If your application relies on memory I/O, it may run
slower because data is typically bigger so takes longer to copy. Some
java applications can fall into this category, for example.
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