6.x from i386 to amd64

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at optushome.com.au
Fri Nov 3 08:33:34 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-Nov-02 11:12:43 -0800, David Marshall wrote:
>has 6.1/i386.  The i386 has a better ubench score.

This is not necessarily relevant to real-world performance.  Both
architectures have their strengths and weaknesses and you really need
to make a decision based on how your own application performs.

>  More importantly
>for us, it's impossible to build a 32-bit perl on the amd64, and we
>don't need a 64-bit perl.  Our apache/mod_perl servers are 3X bigger
>on the amd64, and that is unsatisfactory.

In most cases, an amd64 executable will be larger than an i386
executable.  I'm surprised that you've found such a big difference.

Peter Jeremy
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