Subject Re: [firebird-support] 32bit or 64bit windows?
Author Lester Caine
Milan Babuskov wrote:
> Lester Caine wrote:
>> The windows machines tend to be 32bit since they have W2k on, but I have just
>> installed a system with a 64bit version of XP. I've got 64 bit Apache and PHP
>> running on this along with the 64 bit build of Firebird.
> Are the BLOBs working?
Yep ....

>> In the case of Firebird. Anybody got any real comparisons? I've hit a little
>> snag in that I can't ACTUALLY build a 64 bit version of a legacy UDF, which I
>> have on the 64 bit Linux boxes, and as a 32bit build on windows. So I am just
>> trying to decide if the effort to get that UDF compiled is worth it, or should I
>> just install a 32bit version of Firebird and have done with it for now?
> It all depends. I have some servers with 16GB RAM, and only 64bit OS can
> use that efficiently. This is on Linux, of course, but I believe it
> applies to Windows as well?
I've converted a couple more customers to Linux, but I still have a few die
hards on windows. Since the database is only in the hundreds of Mb, even 4Gb of
RAM is overkill most of the time. Having killed anything that is simply not
needed to run 'FWAP' it is rare to see even the second Gb being used, so I
suspect that 64bit is simply irrelevant when running this on windows?

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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