wanderingidea at wanderingidea at
Wed Apr 18 22:23:45 UTC 2007


FreeBSD 6.x AMD64 runs for more than a year on my 'AMD Athlon 3000+' now.

It runs very stable with one exception: accessing ext2/ext3 filesystems
often hang the system completely.
That is a phenomenon that I did not see with FreeBSD 6.x x86. 

Apart from that I am very happy with it.



On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 15:30:14 -0400 (EDT)
Michael S <msherman77 at> wrote:

> Good day all.
> I am getting my (first) Athlon 64 x 2 today or
> tomorrow and was wondering whether I should stick with
> the reliable x86 or try the  AMD64 port.
> Any performance penalties when running x86 FreeBSD on
> a 64-bit machine?
> Also what are the common problems, i.e. drivers,
> applications that are known not to work under the
> AMD64. This is going to be a desktop/workstation type
> system.
> Thanks in advance,
> Michael
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