x86_64 as Fedora's primary platform
sgallagh at redhat.com
Tue Sep 28 18:55:57 UTC 2010
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On 09/28/2010 02:49 PM, John Reiser wrote:
> On 09/28/2010 11:37 AM, drago01 wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 8:09 PM, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at redhat.com> wrote:
>>> 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.
> A x86_64 kernel with everything else i686 [no 64-bit apps] can be good
> non-virtually, too, particularly when it avoids 32-bit PAE for more than
> 3.3GB of RAM.
Perhaps we could try something a little different? Have three options on
the download page:
Option 1) Netbooks or hardware three years or more old (32-bit)
Option 2) New, non-netbook hardware (64-bit)
Option 3) Small text link leading to complete download list, including
spins like KDE and XFCE
Or just have the download page provide a link to "List all download
options" or "Ask me some questions about my hardware" (with every
question offering an "I don't know option")
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