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Re: compiling, performance of PostGreSQL 8.3 on 64-bit processors

From: "Douglas McNaught" <doug(at)mcnaught(dot)org>
To: "Benjamin Weaver" <benjamin(dot)weaver(at)classics(dot)ox(dot)ac(dot)uk>
Cc: "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org, "Greg Smith" <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>
Subject: Re: compiling, performance of PostGreSQL 8.3 on 64-bit processors
Date: 2008-06-27 16:07:15
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On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 11:52 AM, Benjamin Weaver
<benjamin(dot)weaver(at)classics(dot)ox(dot)ac(dot)uk> wrote:
> Sorry, guys, for wasting bandwidth on this!  You guys gave just the answer I
> wanted to hear.  Sounds like there aren't any problems.
>
> Not knowing about such things, I was scared by the following quote.  Perhaps
> binaries do not need to be compiled as 64 bit binaries on a 64 bit machine?  Or
> perhaps it's way out of date (2004) or simply wrong.

Distro support for 64-bit x86 in 2004 was light-years behind where it
is now.  A lot of stuff was hard to get working back then.  Now almost
everything basically Just Works.

-Doug

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