Dropping sun4v as a platform

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue May 10 17:22:03 UTC 2011

In message <BANLkTimLYxWQxe1F2qyU+KPQySX0HOaQxA at mail.gmail.com>, "Sevan / Ventu
re37" writes:

>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.

It's really very simple:  If somebody in the project loves the
${arch} platform, it will be kept up to date and survive, if nobody
does it will wither and die.

So either put your development effort where your dreams are, or leave
sun4v to die.

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