Subject: Re: i386 on x86_64
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Harry Waddell <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/07/2006 15:34:34
On Tue, 07 Mar 2006 16:45:27 -0600 (Peter Seebach) wrote:

> (This isn't really about either port.  Or it's about both.)
> I have an interest in running a faster/more modern x86 box.
> However, I also need to run Java, and so far as I can tell, Linux
> compatibility, and thus the sun JDK, aren't working yet on amd64.
> Is it possible to just run NetBSD/i386 on a 64-bit processor and ignore
> the extra features?
> -s

Yes, it seems to work just fine. I'm using it right now. 
I have also set up 4 server class machines this way.

There has been a lot of progress on linux emulation 
for the amd64 port lately, but as I understand it, it's not 
finished just yet. 

Harry Waddell
Caravan Publishing