[lug] More Server Problems

Zan Lynx zlynx at acm.org
Wed Feb 22 15:49:51 MST 2006

On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 15:41 -0700, George Sexton wrote:
> > Couldn't you just take the super-hyper-duper EMT-64 Hyperthreading
> > Dual-Core Super-Gizmo and run it as a 32-bit, single core processor?
> > 
> Well, I'd need to take it out of production, re-install the OS, re-configure
> it and restore the files.
> I can't afford to have our web site off-line for the extra hours it would
> take to complete all of these tasks. It also wouldn't give me any burn-in
> time with the 32 bit configuration to make sure that it really is stable. 
> Once I get the machine with the 64 bit CPUs offline I plan to do as you
> suggest. Run it in 32 bit mode and see if it will stabilize. If so, then
> I'll eventually put it back in production.

That's a good reason, although I was really wondering about why you
specified to the vendor a no EMT-64 processor.
Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org>
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