x86_64 as Fedora's primary platform

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at redhat.com
Tue Sep 28 18:09:36 UTC 2010

On Tue, 28 Sep 2010, Kevin Kofler wrote:

> Richard Zidlicky wrote:
> > One  issue - many people have a mix of systems not all 64 bit capable. As
> > long as the advantages are not overwhelming many of those will stick to a
> > single variant for practical reasons and obviously that can only be 32
> > bit.
> I have a 32-bit and a 64-bit machine, I run the 32-bit edition on the 32-bit
> one and the 64-bit edition on the 64-bit one and I really don't see why I'd
> do anything else.

We run 32 bit vms in Fedora Infrastructure a lot for purposes of memory
density, we do it based on what will be running on the host as it doesn't
always make sense to do so.  It's worked out very well for us.


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