Filesystem corruption and bad perfomance with SRCS16 and PAE ( raid 5 2TB)

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Wed Feb 7 03:05:15 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 07 February 2007 10:34, Artem Kuchin wrote:
> > Can you try the AMD64 version on that server?
> Um.. i have never tried anything AMD in my life. I thought

Your loss..

> AMD64 is only for AMD CPUs and this is Intel Xeon.
> Are you really suggesting installing FreeBSD for  AMD64
> on this Xeon server? Why? Should it help?

Because Intel copied the 64 bit instruction extensions developed by AMD so the 
amd64 port of FreeBSD will run on a suitable Intel CPU, eg..

CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (3000.12-MHz K8-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0xf49  Stepping = 9
  AMD Features=0x20100800<SYSCALL,NX,LM>

Running in full 64 bit is considerably less kludgy and tends to expose less 
driver bugs than PAE :)

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