Subject Re: [firebird-support] 1.5.3 on linux amd64
Author Helen Borrie
At 08:19 AM 10/02/2007, you wrote:
>Just a general inquiry. Are there know security or stability issues with
>Firebird 1.5.3, CS/SS running on amd64 Linux?
>Now I know 1.5.4 has been released. But I have been running 1.5.3 on
>Gentoo Linux amd64 for quite some time on production systems with no
>issues. However building it has been an issue, presently I can't build
>2.0 on amd64 or x86. But that's a story for another day. Not sure about
>1.5.4 atm.
>A user filed this bug which caused us to mark Firebird 1.5.3, as
>unstable on amd64. When it was stable for quite some time. So I am
>trying to confirm the validity of the un-stabilization. If it's
>justified or not.
>Gentoo Bug
>Which the users seems to reference a thread on sf -dev ml.
>My take after reading that thread, it's referring to bugs with the build
>system. Now we are not using upstream binaries, and any build time
>issues with Fb 1.5.3 have been addressed. Since I have been building and
>installing it for quite some time on Gentoo Linux both amd64 and x86,
>stable and unstable.
>Can someone confirm if there are known issues with 1.5.3 on amd64, and
>if it's not recommended to use in production.

Can't comment on your in-house builds since they haven't undergone
any Firebird QA...but that bug report clearly refers to the AMD64
build kits that were released along with v.1.5.3 and pulled soon
after. There is no released AMD64 version for v.1.5.x.

I haven't heard of any stability issues with running 32-bit Fb 1.5.3
on AMD64 Linux, other than from people installing the non-NPTL x86
Superserver builds on OS versions that expect NPTL threading.