hi guys, pfsense have a ia64 (itanium2) compatibility?
dotdash last edited by
It would be possible, as FreeBSD supports the architecture, but the team is already busy with the i386/amd64 builds. I don't see it happening.
damm :-\ thanks for info.
jasonlitka last edited by
Why exactly would you want to do this? Itanium boxes are expensive, slow and power hungry.
I have a lot of itanium 2 16gb scsi 10k servers.
Retired a bull novascale and i hope reuse them.
It's not a Tier 1 architecture in FreeBSD these days anyhow… From /usr/src/UPDATING
NOTE TO PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT FreeBSD 8.x IS SLOW ON IA64 OR SUN4V: For ia64 the INVARIANTS and INVARIANT_SUPPORT kernel options were left in the GENERIC kernel because the kernel does not work properly without them. For sun4v all of the normal kernel debugging tools present in HEAD were left in place because sun4v support still needs work to become production ready.
So even if you could get them to work, they would be even slower than usual.