On Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 09:39:24AM +0200, David Naylor wrote: > Hi, > > I have seen that recently on the mailing list there has been a discussion on > running i386 FreeBSD binaries under an amd64 system. As far as I have been > able to read there does not appear to be anyway of achieving this except > though either a chroot/jail or vitalization. I think this is a short fall > of FreeBSD currently as there are still proprietary i386 programs for > FreeBSD that people may want to use under FreeBSD.
Than they should run i386. You only _need_ (as opposed to "nice to play with" :-) amd64 if you run out of address space on a typical workload. And it's not a given that amd64 will be faster than i386. It depends on the workload. If your workload is IO-bound (i.e. constantly waiting for the disk to finish reading/writing) the CPU doesn't really matter. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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