cvs commit: src Makefile

John Birrell jb at
Sun May 25 19:59:56 UTC 2008

On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 06:03:22PM +0100, Robert Watson wrote:
> Is there something in your recent work that prevents sun4v from compiling 
> and hence justifies disabling it entirely, and hence guaranteeing it won't 
> compile in the future because it falls off the "make it compile" radar?  If 
> so, then a policy decision to drop sun4v support may be called for -- but 
> this is something to discuss with the people who added support for the 
> architecture, the release engineering team, etc, and not to make 
> unilaterally.

When I added sun4v to universe back in 2006, I had hopes that it would
live up to it's early promise. Adding it back then was premature. I guess
you could say I made a unilateral decision back then. :-D

The last time I checked, the sun4v port wouldn't even boot on my T2000,
so I have to ask if there is anyone who even knows that. Or cares.
Just keeping the code compiling is not good enough. It has to actually 

I haven't removed any support for building sun4v. I just think that the
few people who do build universe shouldn't have to wait for a dead
port to build.

John Birrell

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