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Re: Dual Xeon Kernel?

Is there a benifit to running in 64bit mode? This is a mail server running postfix and DBmail.

Paolo Alexis Falcone wrote:
On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 15:38:43 +1300, Simon Buchanan <nmc@orcon.net.nz> wrote:

Hi There,

I am just about to install sarge onto a dual xeon (Nocona 800MHz FSB)
server... and just checking the kernel with 'atp-cache search
kernel-image'. Im wanting to use the 2.6 kernel... so would this be the
correct kernel-image?:

kernel-image-2.6.8-1-686 - Linux kernel image for version 2.6.8 on

If you'd run it in 32bit mode, yes. Since it's a dual processor, get
the SMP-enabled kernel

If you're to run it in 64bit mode, you'd need to get the kernel
compiled with amd64-generic/ em64t  support (preferrably the
SMP-enabled ones), then use the debian-amd64 port.

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