amd64 as nfs-server

Palle Girgensohn girgen at
Fri Apr 29 15:52:04 PDT 2005

--On fredag, april 29, 2005 17.24.03 -0400 Mike Jakubik <mikej at> 

> 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.

It actually says "more than four real CPUs" 
<>,  so I thought I'd be 
safe. True, though, disabling hyperthreading seems to fix the problem...


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