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Date:      Thu, 5 Oct 2006 12:31:45 -0700
From:      Chuck Swiger <>
To:        Paul Lathrop <>
Subject:   Re: PAE tuning
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On Oct 5, 2006, at 12:13 PM, Paul Lathrop wrote:
> I intend to deploy this system as a database server running Postgresql
> 8.1. The database is huge (30-40Gb) and can easily grow (it has  
> gone as
> high as 100Gb).

Oh, yes, one more thought-- your specific application, i.e. a large  
database, is one where running in 64-bit mode is highly likely to  
result in improved performance compared with running the OS in 32-bit  
mode.  If you've got a AMD64 or EM64T capable CPU, consider  
installing the 64-bit version of FreeBSD instead of the normal 32-bit  
x86 version.


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