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Re: AMD64 goodies

From: Danial Thom <danial_thom@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 09:15:12 -0700 (PDT)

--- Rand Acs <randacs@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi.
> I'm running an AMD64. And was wondering if
> there is any thing that I
> can do, at the moment, that can take advantage
> of the processor.
> Really looking forward to the port, hope it's
> soon :)
> I saw the amd64 dir in /usr/src and was just
> wondering what can be
> doen with it. Also in the handbook the kernel
> tag amd64 is mentioned.
> Tried it but it failed. Obviously something
> missing.
> Any ideas or information? I did google but
> didn't come up with anything.

Don't get too excited. An AMD64 build has much
higher kernel/networking latencies in freeBSD 5.x
than a 32 bit build, so its not a slam dunk to be


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