make.conf and building multiple kernels and worlds

Abdullah Al-Marrie almarrie at
Wed Jan 10 17:33:48 UTC 2007

On 1/10/07, Garrett Cooper <youshi10 at> wrote:
> Abdullah Al-Marrie wrote:
> > On 1/10/07, Jonathan Horne <jhorne at> wrote:
> >> gentlmen, thank you for these answers, i think ill find them useful.
> >>
> >> i did a some much needed reading into the names of the pentium
> >> processors,
> >> and apparently my p4-540 is a Prescott, and my xeon is a Prestonia.  i
> >> dont see anything in the eample-make.conf that mentions Prestonia.. what
> >> would the best choice for that one be?  just plain "pentium4" ?
> >>
> >> thanks,
> >> jonathan
> >>
> >
> > Sadly there is no good explination in the example when it comes to
> > server apps like apache, mysql, and other apps.
> >
> > I mean what is the usage of using P4 of P3 when I compile mysql
> > server? isn't prescott better even my cpu is xeon which is nocona.
>     Some Prescott processors were only 32-bit capable where a select few
> were 64-bit capable. See: <>.
>     As for the prestonia chips, I *think* (not sure because IA64 was
> released quite a few years back), that they are strictly 32-bit chips.
> So, just to be safe I'd stick with pentium4, but be sure to enable SMP
> and apic in the kernel as well in order to get hyperthreading. CNET PR:
> <>.
> -Garrett
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Mine is EMT64, but I use i386.

Could you please tell me why P4 would be better for MySQL server or apache?


-Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri
Arab Portal

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