Dropping sun4v as a platform

Sevan / Venture37 venture37 at gmail.com
Tue May 10 16:57:18 UTC 2011

On 10 May 2011 16:35, Attilio Rao <attilio at freebsd.org> wrote:
> I tried to look to a previous discussion on this and I failed to
> locate one, thus let me raise the point here.
> As I'm working on on largeSMP support, I was wondering how much sense
> makes to fixing sun4v for this.
> Besides having 'tinderbox/universe' working, not so much it seems.
> The code is pretty much rotting and marius@ said explicitely that an
> effective effort on that platform should probabilly be more similar to
> what OpenBSD does with it. He also is in favor of dropping the support
> entirely, right now.
> So what are objections (if any) about dropping sun4v?

support for sun4v was far from stable & a lot of work is needed to get
it up to shape on the other hand there are a lot of these boxes out
there & owners who are not looking to pay the Oracle license costs for
the next version of Solaris.

Just my 2 pence.


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