[NBLUG/talk] Debian 64bit kernel

Walter Hansen gandalf at sonic.net
Wed Nov 7 13:17:33 PST 2007

I've had a server with the 64 bit kernel on it for some time and I've
always had issues with this and that (nothing un-livable) on it. Also from
the speed tests I've seen the differences are minor and probably don't
apply much to my servers main processes (samba,apache,mysql,perl,php).

I'd really like to go to the standard 32 bit stable version (or even the
testing version if it's pretty stable) and am wondering how complex this
would be. I could probably take a Saturday, disconnect one of the raid 1
drives and do a fresh install on the other, then move everything onto the
fresh setup and once it's been tested re-establish the raid but I'm sure
this will be an all day process with possible issues.

Looks like I'm running vmlinuz-2.6.8-11-amd64-k8 currently. I've got the
main system on a pair of raid 1 70g Western Digital Raptor 10,000rpm

Comments? Suggestions? Laughter?

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