The current version of FreeBSD is 64bit, which is not 'optimal' for droplets which have 2GB or less RAM.
Like other GNU/Linux distributions provide 32bit version of FreeBSD.
Not the most scientifically correct study, but still :
From the above conservative estimate of 20-30% of RAM saved is pretty significant.
Some of the nodes will remain below 3/2GB, like bastion/jump nodes and others test instances. So it makes sense to have as much memory for the application as possible to avoid swapping. :)
Heck most of my long running production nodes which do not have much load are like this.
Could you provide how it isn't optimal? Why is there a negative to using a 64 bit OS on a machine that doesn't have 3.5 GB of ram?
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