[CentOS] 64-bit CentOS - your experience

Lucian@lastdot.org lucian at lastdot.org
Thu Jun 25 20:40:12 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 6:39 PM, Alan Sparks<asparks at doublesparks.net> wrote:
> przemolicc at poczta.fm wrote:
>> Hello,
>> one of our developers is developing his Web applications (PHP-based+MySql) on 64-bit Fedora. He would like to use the same, 64-bit environment on CentOS. I am not against 64-bits (we use it for many, many years using Solaris) but what concerns me is the stability of 64-bit Linux. Can you share your experience regarding stability of 32-bit and 64-bit CentOS ? Does anybody use 64-bit CentOS in production (web applications) environment ?
>> Regards
>> przemol
> We had just started retooling Web servers to 64bit (overcoming some
> 32bit limitations in 3rd-party stuff).  We had run 64bit on almost
> everything else before (few thousand production systems).  There was no
> issue of stability in 64-vs-32 bit.  For the Web servers, we found it
> might actually be more stable in the environment compared to 32bit, due
> to differences in memory management in the 64bit environment.  Of
> course, you should test in your circumstance - but I (and others here)
> have positive experiences.
> -Alan
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I installed all my newer servers (those capable of 64bit that is) with
Centos 5 x86_64, including xen domains. Works like a charm!

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