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Re: AMD64 question...

On Wednesday 27 July 2005 07:51 pm, Brad Sims wrote:
> On Wednesday 27 July 2005 7:19 pm, Alan Ianson wrote:
> > I have never noticed a -k7 kernel on amd64, only -em64t, -generic
> > and -k8. The amd64 version is just like the i386 version (except of
> > course, it is 64 bit). You can install as much or as little as you
> > like. If you need 32 bit apps that won't run with the ia32-libs
> > package you can install a 32bit chroot environment to run them.
> > That requires another partion with a 32 bit setup.
> Well, apt-cache search k8 doesn't show any 2.4 series kernels, hence
> the question on the -k7.
> I guess when the time comes I'll install the -i386 kernel.
> -- "I believe you find life such a problem because you think there
> are the good people and the bad people. You're wrong, of course.
> There are, always and only, the bad people, but *some of them are on
> opposite sides.*"    -- Patrician Vetinari in Pratchett's /Guards!
> Guards!/

A consideration might be the flags supported by the kernel for the cpu. 
AMD cpu's have a few things that, i.e., intel doesn't have, different 
power savings etc. If you do a 'cat /proc/cpuinfo' look at the 'flags' 
entry. I don't know if the same feature from a k7 will work with the 
k8, I would give it a try though.
Greg Madden

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