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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