On Tue, 04 Mar 2008 04:09:32 -0600 "Paul A. Procacci" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Robert Huff wrote: > > RW writes: > > > > > >> And also bear in mind that amd64 uses memory less efficiently > >> than i386 > >> > > > > Would you care to elaborate? (A pointer will do.) > > > The only 'less efficient' thing 64-bit programs have, are larger > pointers as well as other potenial data items. Though I'm not sure > I'd consider this 'less efficient'. I would say that using more memory to achieve the same thing would be a reasonable definition of "using memory less efficiently". It depends on your application, for example IIRC squid uses about 40% more memory on large caches under amd64 because of the huge linked-lists it uses for indexing. At 4GB it's not a cut and dried choice even if there are no 64-bit compatibility problems. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"