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Re: [PATCH] set CONFIG_NUMA on PAE kernel, i686 only.



On Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 02:34:37PM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> I'd love to hear of compelling reasons for not just using 64bit.
> The only *real* case I've heard put forward so far has been
> "we're locked in to using some binary kernel module, and there's
> no 64bit version of it".  Though these days, even that should be
> less true than it used to be.

The only argument I've heard against using 32-bit compat libraries on
64bit is the desire to reduce the footprint of installed apps to
preclude any security issues that may arise through them being
installed.  I don't buy it much myself, but there you go.  That said,
not all ISVs are willing to do the port/build to 64bits if their apps
can't benefit from being 64-bit themselves.  It only adds to the ISV's
devel and testing requirements for no noticable gain in marketshare.
Here's where pure open source software is a huge win, as we're not
beholden to an ISV to rebuild/retest on their schedule.

-- 
Matt Domsch
Software Architect
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