[Beowulf] 32 bit or 64bit pkgs re /usr/local over NFS is okay, Joe

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Mon Jul 7 20:55:08 PDT 2008

----- "Carsten Aulbert" <carsten.aulbert at aei.mpg.de> wrote:

> Well other possiblities are:
> look at the output of uname -a
> if you get i686 you are running a 32bit kernel if the output contains
> x64_64 you are running a 64 bit kernel (sometimes uname -m tells you
> the same).

Not universal, for instance with both SLES and RHEL
on PPC64 you get a 64-bit kernel and a 32-bit userland
with 64-bit compatibility.

That causes all sorts of fun issues..

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