On 11/13/06, Niall O Broin <niall at magicgoeshere.com> wrote:
> On 13 Nov 2006, at 09:47, Tom Byrne wrote:
>> > available in Ireland, I'd really like not to be a stuck in the mud and
> > run 32 bit linux on a 64 bit machine.
>> Having installed 64 bit Linux on a couple of boxes, I've come to the
> conclusion that unless you know you need it, you don't. And it seems
> that on machines with < 4GB of RAM, the 64bit kernels may actually be
> slower than 32bit kernels.
Were those tests on true 64bit chips eg athlon64 or Xeon, or 32bit
chips with 64bit extensions eg sempron / p4 etc?
Because I know that my SuSE installer wrongly reports the sempron
64bit extensions as a 64bit machine and tries to get me to shove 64bit
linux onto it.
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