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Re: [opensuse] Should I go 64-bit?
  • From: Carl Hartung <suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 17:20:33 -0500
  • Message-id: <200901231720.33519.suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 23 January 2009 16:07:01 Per Jessen wrote:
Randall Schulz said it very eloquently:

"The question is in fact whether there's any reason to use a 64-bit OS."

He /can/ be eloquent, can't he!

(Hi All! I'm back from Pluto... he he)

I migrated a number of servers to 64bit about 12 months ago, and then
migrated them back to 32bit some 9-10 months later.  These servers were
all the same - AMD 64bit, 2Gb RAM.  
My thinking was "64 has to be better than 32", if nothing else then
because it's 64-bit OS/software on a 64-bit CPU.  Well, I was wrong.
Because of the increase in memory-usage with 64-bit openSUSE, each
server ended upn being able to handle less load running 64bit than

Are you saying I should now downgrade my 11.1 installation to the 32-bit
version? I waited *forever* to upgrade my increasingly cranky previous system
and when I took the plunge, I installed the 'native' 64-bit flavor!



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