Back to the Future - 64-bit time_t on sparc64

Tillman Hodgson tillman at
Thu Feb 19 12:24:12 PST 2004

On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 02:45:33PM -0500, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> >All in all, it's a pretty smooth upgrade. The worst part of it is
> >how slowly the Ultra 5 compiles due to the slow IDE interface ;-)
> Yeah, my Ultra-10 is no speed demon either!  :-)

Any idea if a standard Adaptec 2940U works in them? If so, I might be
able to use some real disks if I shuffle some cards around.

> I would like to think we would flip the switch before March 15th,
> but we still have a few details to pin down.  For one, someone
> just totally reformatted /usr/src/Makefile.inc1, so I need to
> adjust my installworld_*k scripts to make sure they work right
> for either format.

Oh, that'd be annoying.

>  And for two, I'd like to pin down the problem with dhclient.

I should note that I'm not using dhcp, and so encountered no network

> I'm partial to March 4th as the date, just because it would be fun to
> say "It's time to March 4th"...


> Well, more seriously, I would prefer a weekday because so many other
> changes get tossed in on weekends, and we obviously have to make this
> change sometime SOON if we're going to have it in before 5.3-release.

It'd be great to have it for 5.3. The 5-STABLE Roadmap doc still shows
5.3 (and March 15th) as the flag day, so it definitely seems like a good
time to toss the switch.

For what it's worth, I spent more time preparing to do the upgrade than
I did doing the actual upgrade. The isntructions were clear, perhaps
even overly verbose in the sense that I thought it would be more
troublesome than it was. Thanks for the work you put in on this!


The universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can
	- John Haldane, _Possible Worlds_

More information about the freebsd-sparc64 mailing list