Making the Leap to 5.4 and 64bit

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at
Wed Aug 3 21:41:58 GMT 2005

On Aug 3, 2005, at 3:22 PM, Wil Hatfield - HyperConX wrote:

> First, greetings to the group and nice to meet everyone's  
> acquaintance.
> We are getting ready to make a big leap to Dual 64bit Xeon machines
> (SuperMicro) and FreeBSD 5.4. We would really have like to stick  
> with 4.11
> but from what I am gathering it certainly doesn't support the 64bit
> processors.

Jut FYI.  You should be able to run 4.11 in i386 (32 bit mode) (or  
5.4 in the same mode) if you want.   I run dual 64bit opterons  
running i386 32bit version of 5.3...  If you don't need the 64bit  
mode and there are 32bit things that you do require, you may want to  
consider it for the time being.


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