Re: WineX on Opteron?
From: B. Joshua Rosen (bjrosen_at_polybus.com)
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 09:23:13 -0400
On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 08:34:24 -0400, Jared Richardson wrote:
>> > I started putting RH on my dual Opteron last evening. When I get it
>> > up and running, I can let you know if it works. Given that the lower
>> > 32 registers are still X86, it should work fine. Compiling with 64
>> > bit extensions enabled is beyond my knowledge of Wine. Not sure what
>> > that might buy you (access to more memory?).
>> > If WineX runs UnrealTournement, I've got my killer app to wipe the
>> > Windows partitions! :)
>> Compiling Wine with 64 bit extensions can't possible get you anything
>> except trouble. There aren't any 64 bit x86 Windows programs so there
>> isn't anything that 64 bit Wine would do that 32 bit Wine won't do.
>> On a related note, once you've got your system up would you mind timing
>> the compiles for Wine. Do a make with -j 1, -j 2 and -j 4 and post them
>> here along with the version of Wine that you compiled. I'd be interested
>> in seeing how fast the Opterons are for compile type tasks. If you post
>> the compile times I'd be happy to run the same makes on a dual 2.66Ghz
>> Xeon so that everyone can get an idea about the relative performance of
>> the Opteron.
> Assuming I get it stable I will. So far, the RH releases for Opteron
> (GinGin64 and Taroon) aren't ready to be betas. I'm giving them one more
> wasted evening before I look around a little more.
Have you tried SUSE? Supposedly SUSE is first out the dorr with an Opteron