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Re: Is AMD64 Debian port suitable for production servers

Pavol Luptak wrote:

I need to choose a stable software/hardware server solution based on Debian distribution. I'm planning to buy a 64-bit system (MB GigaByte K8VT800,
AMD Athlon 64, socket 754, chipset VIA K8T800+8237 with SATA disks).
According to the compatibility list http://alioth.debian.org/docman/view.php/30192/27/mainboards.html the above-mentioned motherboard should work in Linux without problems.
I would like to ask if Debian AMD64 port is stable enough for production
environments (with the latest kernel). Could you describe your experiences and
stability problems with your AMD64 production servers?
Do you think Intel P4 (and IA32 MB) is still more suitable for stable servers?
All help would be highly appreciated.
The AMD64 is more than stable enough (with a good motherboard) to run as a server, but the Debian AMD64 port is not close. The port is somewhere between Debian unstable and Debian experimental, so unless you'd consider those suitable for production use neither is this port. That said, just normal (i386) Debian will work perfectly fine on said system.


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