A stupid 64bit question ... but ...

David O'Brien obrien at freebsd.org
Sun Dec 4 19:02:55 PST 2005

On Sun, Dec 04, 2005 at 06:50:55PM -0400, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> I recently bought a new Intel Xeon server, and when I put it together, I 
> didn't realize that the newer Xeon's were 64bit ... now, I've just built 
> perl 5.8.7, and its reporting:
> =================
> # perl -v
> This is perl, v5.8.7 built for i386-freebsd-64int
> I realize that this  may be a stupid question, but am I correct in that 
> *this* is a 64bit machine, and I should be enabling the AMD64 stuff on 
> her?

Perl won't be reporting a 64-bit capable machine, when running a 32-bit
OS.  Look in /var/run/dmesg for 'AMD Features' to report 'LM' (long
-- David  (obrien at FreeBSD.org)

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