[CentOS] 32 or 64 bit (4 gb ram)

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 16:17:22 UTC 2009


On Mar 2, 2009, at 10:55 AM, Dnk <d.k.emaillists at gmail.com> wrote:

> Is there any real advantage to using 64 bit when I am right at the 4gb
> ram threshhold? Nice plans to add more ram.
>
> The machine will just be a backup machie (rsync).
>
> Thanks in advance.

These days I'd do all servers and development boxes 64-bit and only  
deploy 32-bit for end-user workstations.

The VM management and file system management advantages are real no  
matter how much memory you have and the 32-bit support is perfect so  
there is no need to go 32-bit at all.

-Ross



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