[mythtv-users] Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit and maybe a distroswitch?
belcampo at zonnet.nl
Fri Jun 19 21:39:49 UTC 2009
>> Are there any facts/tests which show the benefits of going 64-bit, aside
>> from the theoretical advantages ?
> Here is a good write up with some discussion of the issues and some
> benchmarks with Ubuntu 9.04.
Where is here ?
For many thing there is only minimal
> improvement while for others, like media encoding there can be very
> significant improvement.
Which real-live things, including encoding proof so ?
One of the key differences isn't just the
> 64-bit vs 32-bit but the fact that 32-bit is generally compiled
> against the i386 ISA so you miss out much of the new things like SSE,
> etc that has been released since intel released the 386. Since AMD64
> implies i686 and the SSE stuff you get code compiled for you
> processor's capabilities rather than one that is 20+ years old. Of
> course you can get all of this by using Gentoo and compiling
> everything yourself.
I'm using Mandriva and always roll my own kernel, not that it does make
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