32 bit ports on an AMD64 system

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Tue Sep 1 15:51:01 UTC 2009

On Tue, Sep 01, 2009 at 09:44:10AM -0400, Jim wrote:
> > First, I hope that you have a good reason for doing this, because it
> > is going to be a PITA, and prone to all sorts of problems. [...]
> Unfortunately I do. The 32 bit stuff is *would be really nice, but not
> necessary*, but the ability to use extra memory *and* dynamically load
> kernel modules is a bit more important to me.

All FreeBSD supported platforms can dynamically load native kernel modules, so
why should that be a factor in choosing between i386 and amd64? 

R.F.Smith                                   http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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