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Comment Re:Just use Postgresql (Score 1) 336

I am interested in your claim that DB2 maybe does date maths bettert han PostgreSQL. I use both quite regularly and find DB2 to be clunkier, less consistent, weaker in its handling of timezones and missing all sorts of operations. But I am probably biased and possibly failing to research DB2 as thoroughly...

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Submission + - Debian AMD64 ports use up MUCH more memory?

An anonymous reader writes: For example, miniserv.pl of Webmin uses up 3 times more ram, and cron constantly takes more than 10MB! From my understanding, 64bit is about longer bit lengths in load/store (Correct me if not true, I'm not good at these stuff).... The same applies to openssh-server and dropbear(a lightweight ssh2 server/client package), which use up to 10 times more ram... I've not run any benchmarks yet, but I believe the performance boost shouldn't exceed 5%... I'm using Debian distribution AMD64 port. The system is a fresh install. It makes me wonder, is this increased use of memory normal? If so, it seems not so wise to migrate to AMD64...?

"The number of Unix installations has grown to 10, with more expected." -- The Unix Programmer's Manual, 2nd Edition, June, 1972

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