64bit FreeBSD performance

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Wed Nov 30 02:04:36 GMT 2005

On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 08:57:12PM -0500, Derrick Edwards wrote:
>  	All,
> I purchased a amd anthlon 64 3700 (754) to be used with VMWARE 5.5. FreeBSD 
> was going to be the guest OS. It seems that VMWARE only works with amd 64 bit 
> (939). I was wondering if the performance gain of FreeBSD 64 bit really be 
> significant compared to 32bit FreeBSD.

Entirely depends on your application.

> I was also wondering if all the ports 
> for FreeBSD 64 running as 64 bit applications.

Except for ports of precompiled i386 binary applications, they are all
natively compiled (i.e. "64-bit").

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