Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H
You will have to switch to 64-bit one day, and it's not too far off.
Originally Posted by ruario
It remains pretty far of for as long as the low end VPS accounts offer only 256 or 512Mb of RAM.
OK, I still don't have
to switch but decision making time is indeed coming up faster than I expected as Linode just doubled the RAM on all their accounts
bringing me and anyone else here who has a basic Linode account, up to 1Gb. I remember at least that audriusk does:
Originally Posted by audriusk
32-bit Slackware is still useful on a small VPS (up to 2GB RAM), I do have one from Linode (512MB RAM).
TobiSGD earlier suggested that the performance benefits of 64-Bit actually start to take effect just below the 1Gb mark, not the 2Gb mark as is widely assumed. So my personal use case for 32-bit seems like it may have been thrown out the window (though it is certainly still valid for those using other VPS providers with lower RAM offerings, of which there are plenty).
Whilst I am obviously very happy that Linode is updating and improving their products (at no extra cost to me) the timing is a bit annoying as I only just upgraded from 13.37 to 14.0 less than a week ago and now I am wondering if I should backup my configuration and reinstall with Slackware64. That will be a bit of a PITA since Linode does not yet have 14.0 install images, so I'll probably select 13.37 and do another upgrade again (at least I made notes
On the other hand I also don't really need any performance boost right now, particularly given that Linode also recently gave me access to 8 cores running at 2.6 Ghz
(of course I can't always access all of that as I'm on the cheapest Linode package and hence have low priority). Still there is a temptation to make the best use of what I have.
Hmmm ... I wonder what should I do?