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From: Dale <rdalek1967@...>
Subject: Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 18:08:06 -0600
Mateusz Arkadiusz Mierzwinski wrote:
> Nothing much. Use like normal x86 besides:
> - Kernel set to Your CPU in Processor Setttings (generic x86_64 is 
> good for all configurations).
> - Accept keyword for "Beta"-like packages is ~amd64 not ~x86
> - You don't have to set MMX flag, but set SSE, SSE2 and if Your CPU 
> have it - SSE3 this will optimize floating point operations.
> - Enable SMP (symmetric Multiprocessing) where available - by flags.
> - If it's multicore (I have Intel on my LAP so don't know about Your 
> CPU) set MAKEOPTS to cores count+1.
> - If it's multicore try to enable threads flag - this boosts 
> performance even on single core cpus, but on multicore will make much 
> difference.
> - Chceck by eselect what profile of portage you have set as default. 
> If is not try setting some with Amd64 on path.
> - When GCC upgrade check if "multilib" is set - this will enable You 
> to link with 32-bit libs and 64-bit (as standard).
> - In kernel set ciphers and algorithms (like MD5, SHA etc) to amd64 
> version.
>
> I think that's it. Everything elese should be fine.
>

Good tips.  I made a note of those too.  Honestly, I hadn't even thought 
about the changes needed in the kernel.  It is a 4 core CPU too.

I hope to start the install in the next few days.  I'm still waiting on 
parts to finish the build.  Post anything you can think of that might be 
handy.

Thanks much.

Dale

:-)  :-)


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About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
-- Dale
Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
-- Mateusz Arkadiusz Mierzwinski
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