[lug] More Server Problems

Zan Lynx zlynx at acm.org
Wed Feb 22 16:18:24 MST 2006

On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 15:58 -0700, George Sexton wrote:
> > That's a good reason, although I was really wondering about why you
> > specified to the vendor a no EMT-64 processor.
> My working theory is that the problem with my existing machine is that there
> is a bug in the kernel's 64-bit software RAID or ReiserFS code. Since I
> really want the new box to be as stable as possible, I'm excluding what I
> think is causing me problems. As I explained earlier, my experience with
> Linux has been that if you're on the cutting edge with CPUs then stability
> is a long time coming.

And then back to my original point. :-)

Take the new hardware.  Run the 32-bit kernel on it.  Then later on you
could try 64-bits to see if it had stabilized, if you felt like it.

I just don't see the point of specifying the old hardware, unless you
get a real price break on it.
Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org>
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