FreeBSD 8.0 amd64 on Nehelem Xeon?

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Sat Jan 23 12:16:20 UTC 2010

On 23 January 2010 01:14, Nerius Landys <nlandys at> wrote:
>> 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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