x86_64 as Fedora's primary platform

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 18:37:44 UTC 2010

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 8:09 PM, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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.

That's a valid case where it indeed makes sense, but I assume the
*host* is running x86_64.

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