Dell 2850 & amd64?
obrien at freebsd.org
Fri Nov 19 17:11:04 PST 2004
On Fri, Nov 19, 2004 at 02:32:57PM +0100, Palle Girgensohn wrote:
> Before I build all ports needed, is there anything I need to set to make
> the ports build 64 bit? All I've done now is to get the kernel built in
> 64-bit mode. Is that enough to make all ports built in 64 bit? Shall I set
> CPUTYPE to something? The CPUs are two Xeon, is that p4?
Do not set CPUTYPE or set it to "nocona". "p4" will be interrupted as a
> Is it even wise to use amd64? Is it stable enough? Docs say so, but
> browsning this list gives me second thoughts?
Quite stable. I think it is wise. :-) You will though have access to
about 3000 less ports (IIRC) because some are i386-only or simply just
don't compile, or run and segfault.
> The machine shall be a general utility system, running email (cyrus) and
> web (apache), postgresql and php, some simple java (tomcat).
Java might be the deal breaker for you... Sun didn't port the JDK to
64-bit AMD64 until version 1.5. You'll have to investigate more how this
will affect you.
-- David (obrien at FreeBSD.org)
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