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Re: 32 or 64

On Friday, 08.07.2005 at 07:59 -0700, Enrique Morfin wrote:

> i have a dual xeon box. It is running the
> kernel-image-2.6.11-1-686-smp.
> i guess that kernel is a 32 bit kernel. How can i proobe that? (less
> /proc/cpuinfo?)

uname -a will show you i686 (or i386) for a 32-bit x86 kernel.  A 64-bit
kernel would be x86_64 or something like that.

But, are Xeons 64-bit processors?!?  I didn't think they were!

> how can i get a 64 bit kernel? do i have to compile myself? or there
> are some kernel images ready to use?

There are stock kernel image for most architectures.  Depends on which
64-bit you've got (ia64 or amd64 or em64t).

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