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Re: Disappointed with 64 bit Linux



On Fri, 2007-05-11 at 09:55 -0700, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R wrote:
> I've been using 64 bit Linux on AMD and Core Duo machines for some
> time now.  I started using 64 bit fc7t4 on my server in the hopes
> that would get around the ethernet reliability problems with newer
> kernels (it didn't).
> 
> None of my machines have more than 3GB memory.  
> 
> Some programs run faster in 64 bits, but the only one I've compared
> (unrar) ran more slowly when compiled for 64 bits.
> 
> One program whose authors suggest 64 bits is the video editor
> Cinelerra.  That said, the only Distro I've seen with a working
> Cinelerra is dyne:bolic, a 32 bit distro.
> 
> Some programs assume pointers and ints are the same size and/or
> that a long will hold a pointer as it has since the 8086.
> Digging out these bugs in unfamiliar source code is tedious at best.
> 
> So my inclination is to revert to 32 bits when fc7 comes out.
> I suppose this will all be sorted out by 2026.
> 
> 

You can get 64bit Cinelerra from Freshrpms. It was working fine last
time I checked on FC6 x86_64.

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