[CentOS] 32-bit kernel+XFS+16.xTB filesystem = potentialdisaster

Wed Apr 6 18:25:56 UTC 2011
Brunner, Brian T. <BBrunner at gai-tronics.com>

centos-bounces at centos.org wrote:
> On 6.4.2011 17:27, Warren Young wrote:
>> On 4/5/2011 11:24 AM, Brandon Ooi wrote:
>>> Afaik 32-bit binaries do run on the 64-bit build and compat
>>> libraries exist for most everything. You should evaluate if you
>>> really *really* need 32-bit.
>> Yes, thanks for assuming I don't know what I was talking about when I
>> wrote that we had a hard requirement for 32-bit in this application.
>> Since you seem to care, we're stuck with 32-bit for this particular
>> server because it needs to use an uncommon PCI card that does have
>> Linux drivers but they only work with 32-bit kernels.  

Don't scream: I'm using RedHat 7.3 for related reasons.

>> Legacy is hard.  Next time someone tells you they can't use the
>> latest and greatest for some reason, you might take them at their
>> word. 

Worthy note.

> Just a shot in the dark....but can't you have a x86_64 NFS
> server export a fs larger then 16TB, and mount that on your x86 
> machine for use with your application? 
> Bgrds,

If a separate server can't be done, can a 64-bit system KVM-host a
32-bit OS to handle just that board and its application?

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