On Saturday 19 January 2008 06:15:15 pm Robert Fitzpatrick wrote: > Getting an error when trying to compile a kernel on 5.4 and 6.2 with the > PAE option. I've tried NO_MODULES in make.conf as well... > > se2 -ffreestanding -Werror /usr/src/sys/dev/advansys/advansys.c > /usr/src/sys/dev/advansys/advansys.c: In function `adv_action': > /usr/src/sys/dev/advansys/advansys.c:260: warning: cast from pointer to > integer of different size *** Error code 1 > > Stop in /usr/obj/usr/src/sys/WEBTENT. > *** Error code 1 > > Stop in /usr/src. > *** Error code 1 > > Stop in /usr/src. > > This is a custom kernel build with the QUOTA option, I take out the PAE > option and all makes fine. I did a src-all update with RELENG_VER tag > prior to building. I assume this is a driver issue compatible with PAE? > > Also, can I run amd64 release on this Intel Xeon dual proc with 6GB RAM? > Thinking about loading 6.3 amd64 if possible. Excuse my ignorance, I am > not a hardware guy, I am a programmer. > > CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.00GHz (3000.12-MHz 686-class CPU) > Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0xf41 Stepping = 1 > > Features=0xbfebfbff<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MC >A,C MOV,PAT,PSE36,CLFLUSH,DTS,ACPI,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,SS,HTT,TM,PBE> > Features2=0x641d<SSE3,RSVD2,MON,DS_CPL,CNTX-ID,CX16,<b14>> > AMD Features=0x20100000<NX,LM> > Logical CPUs per core: 2
PAE is a horrible hack, and even if you figured out why it won't compile (probably an incompatable driver in your kernel) it's slow. That particular CPU will run FreeBSD/amd64 just fine. (I happen to have one) The drawbacks to FreeBSD/amd64 are mainly in the desktop arena. If this is a server I'd go for it. -- Thanks, Josh Paetzel PGP: 8A48 EF36 5E9F 4EDA 5A8C 11B4 26F9 01F1 27AF AECB
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