32bit package status going forward

Kenji Rikitake kenji.rikitake at acm.org
Fri Feb 22 20:14:07 EST 2013

I've been running Riak in 32bit environments (FreeBSD 8/i386, Ubuntu
12.10/x86), but in either case, I build from the source. I think Describing
the tuning requirement and other caveats in the docs.basho.com site will
be sufficient for the users who have to use Riak on the 32bit environments.

Kenji Rikitake
Disclaimer: I am an employee of Basho Japan KK, a Basho Technologies company.

++> Jared Morrow <jared at basho.com> [2013-02-22 15:23:15 -0700]:
> So why get rid of it in the first place?  32bit machines / vm's have a hard
> 2G limit on memory.  This limit can cause problems with our backends which
> store keys (in bitcask's case) and cache (in eleveldb's case) in memory.
>  You can tune each of these backends to work in constrained environments,
> but requiring manual tuning of the `app.config` before you even start your
> first node doesn't exactly fit our "Ops Friendy" goal we strive to achieve.
> So, is anyone out there running Riak in a 32bit environment?  Will you be
> extremely unhappy if 1.3 is the last release to have supported packages
> built?

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