AMD64 vs i386/x86
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Thu Feb 18 01:58:53 UTC 2010
On Thursday, February 18, 2010 05:59 AM, Chris Jones wrote:
> On 17 Feb 2010, at 9:44pm, Odd wrote:
>> Some time ago, we were discussing which was faster. Some said the bigger
>> foot print of AMD64 instructions makes it slower than x86. This article is
> Interesting indeed, but not surprising to me at least.
> Combined with the security benefits of the 64 bit kernel, if anyone still suggests sticking with a 32 bit kernel on a 64 bit capable machine is a good idea, I suggest they are a little bonkers... ;)
Security benefits of the 64-bit kernel? What do you get from a 64-bit
Linux kernel that you do not get on a 32-bit kernel?
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