amd64 as nfs-server

Mike Jakubik mikej at
Fri Apr 29 14:24:17 PDT 2005

On Fri, April 29, 2005 4:00 pm, Palle Girgensohn said:

>> I'm getting a couple of Dell 2850's with dual EMT64 cpu's @ 2.8 GHz to
>> replace our very trusty PIII-nfs-servers. I am accustomed to the
>> rock-solid stability of the i386-port of the 5.x-branch and will
>> probably put i386 on them. But has anyone used the amd64 coupled with PE
>> 2850's as nfs-servers? They have onboard em-interfaces.
> Hi,
> I do use 2850 w/ amd64, and with dual CPU and hyper threading, it is not
> stable, it crashes a lot. I'm debugging it, we'll see what turns up.

5.x is known to be unstable with 4 CPUs. I bet you would be ok if you
disabled hyper threading. But hopefully your debugging will help to
determine the real problem.

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