FreeBSD 8.0 amd64 on Nehelem Xeon?
nlandys at gmail.com
Sat Jan 23 00:14:59 UTC 2010
> There probably are some. If you are only interested in FreeBSD ports, you
> can make a list of which ports you need and then inspect their Makefiles to
> see if there's a flag disabling them on the amd64 architecture.
OK thanks. Could you give me an example of a port that is disabled on
64 bit and tell me what I will find in the Makefile, so I can look for
it on other ports?
> Additional information for Nehalems is that you should stick to the more
> widely available models - the 4 core+HTT ones. Some of the more exotic ones
> (6 core) might have problems with ULE and topology guesswork.
The L5506 is a 4 core model without Turbo Boost and without Hyper
Threading. It's a power-efficient model. Think that'll be OK?
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