Olivier Nicole wrote: [snip] > > And I stick to RELENG, not STABLE, because I want to patch security > bugs, but I most probably does not need all the new bells and whistles > of STABLE: this is a production server, I prefer to modify the machine > as least as possible, unless it is expressely needed by a secuity > issue (I won't apply security patches if they are not pertinent to a > specific server and the services running on that machine). > > Bests, > > Olivier
I am of the same bent. For many security issues that do not mandate a reboot I just apply the patches following the instructions in the security advisory. 32 bit drivers such as NVidia on a desktop box mean you're stuck with i386. These same drivers usually have problems with PAE kernels as well. In the server world you are better off not running a PAE kernel. PAE is kludge and a true 64 bit implementation will give you better performance. The thing to watch out here would be a controller driver based on a binary blob. How it was originally built by the mfr can cause trouble in a mix-n- match environment. I believe most controller drivers these days are OK on 64 bit platforms, it is just a detail to keep an eye out on. But - PAE is something better done away with and relegated to history. Just my $.02 -Mike _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"