Is FreeBSD i386 64bit?

Sandra Kachelmann s.kachelmann at
Thu Jun 26 11:12:32 UTC 2008

Coming from the Linux world I am pretty new to FreeBSD, please bare with me.
I find the FreeBSD handbook pretty useful and I just managed to update
7.0-RELEASE to 7-STABLE from source. I have an Intel core4quad CPU and was
wondering if I now have a 64bit FreeBSD. I am a bit confused because from
/usr/src/sys/ I only see the directories amd64, ia64 and sparc64 with the
number 64 in it.

Another question, is setting CPUTYPE advised or discouraged? I am aware
about problems if you mix binaries built with different CPU flags; not a
problem for me because coming from Gentoo I am used to build everything


Mit freundlichen Grüssen
Sandra Kachelmann

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