brian at brianwhalen.net
Mon Jun 11 14:21:15 UTC 2012
There are two advantages that come to mind quickly.
With amd64 you could install more than 4 gigs of ram and have it
recognized. With i386 if you need to do this pae would need to be
installed, which FreeBSD doc pages say is if beta quality.
I bet that amd64 will get more dev attention.
On Jun 10, 2012 11:21 PM, "Doug Hardie" <bc979 at lafn.org> wrote:
> I have a number of servers that I am about to upgrade to FreeBSD 9.0. The
> processors all have the ability to run i386 or amd64. The machines all
> have 2 GB memory which is more than adequate for their intended use. Some
> of these are replacing very old equipment that is being retired and did not
> have the ability to run amd64 so everything has been i386 till now. The
> question is what are the advantages or disadvantages of switching to amd64?
> I have tested all the various applications on amd64 and they work fine.
> Is there going to be any benefit down the road in a few years to being on
> amd64? If so, now would be the time to switch.
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