[CentOS] Opteron in 32-bit mode

Tue Aug 2 01:28:39 UTC 2005
Jim Wildman <jim at rossberry.com>

On Mon, 1 Aug 2005, Paul Heinlein wrote:

> Does anyone have experience running a 32-bit-only OS on Opterons? Are 
> there any gotchas?

We've been running RHEL3 in 32 bit mode on Sun v40z's (rebadged Newisys
boxes) for almost a year at work.  No issues other than the usual
goofiness about Broadcom network chips, etc.  Note:  I would NOT
recommend the v40z or the straight Newisys box.  They are poorly
implemented platforms.

Jim Wildman, CISSP, RHCE       jim at rossberry.com http://www.rossberry.com
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