Dropping sun4v as a platform
ltning at anduin.net
Tue May 10 17:59:24 UTC 2011
On 10. mai 2011, at 18:27, "Sevan / Venture37" <venture37 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
We have half a dozen collecting dust..for exactly that reason. FreeBSD on sun4v sounds like a perfect match.
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