Subject: Re: 4.99.36 instability on amd64
To: Paul Goyette <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/16/2007 10:19:39
On Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 07:33:31PM -0800, Paul Goyette wrote:
> With some helpful clues from Quentin Gardner, I got a core dump file. 
> It sure takes a long time to dump 4GB of memory!

Out of curiosity, and completely unrelated: how long are we talking about?
My machine needs a few minutes (I think < 5, but never timed it exactly),
so I decided it might not be worth to bring in the same optimization I
used for sparc64 to speed this up.

If others see slower dumps on amd64, I should reconsider that.