[mythtv-users] Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit and maybe a distro switch?

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Wed Jun 17 21:35:18 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 1:46 PM, Jos Hoekstra<joshoekstra at gmx.net> wrote:
> Besides, my main point would be that you can just change the motherboard and
> all and then start up again change some little things and you're good to go.
> In my book that beats a reinstallation and back-up action.

It's also possible to replace just the kernel with a 64-bit kernel and
keep the 32-bit userland software.  The OS kernel can then manage as
much memory as you need and although an individual processes will be
limited to 3GB memory usage, overall system usage can be much higher
(including the filesystem cache).  You don't need to do a
reinstallation just to replace the kernel.

Eric Sharkey

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