sun4v / T5000 / Sun T2+ support

Craig Butler craig001 at
Tue Sep 30 16:33:21 UTC 2014

On Sun, 2014-09-28 at 21:19 -0700, John-Mark Gurney wrote:
> Nathan Vidican wrote this message on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 23:34 -0400:
> > I recently purchased a used T5240 - more-or-less to mess around with (got
> > it for a steal)... I was able to boot OpenBSD 5.5 and install, but unable
> > to boot the current 10.1 iso for FreeBSD/sparc64.
> > 
> > In a prior thread I was told that FreeBSD/sun4v support was never completed
> > - is anyone working on support for these machines at all?
> > 
> > If so, can I help in any way (ie: have access to the machine, could setup
> > remote ssh to the ilom if someone needs/wants access/help to
> > troubleshoot/work on one to start with).
> Right now what we need is a developer who is willing to take it over and
> maintain it and complete the project...  Though there are other issues
> that the sparc64 port has (and I believe the sun4v will have too) which
> is that clang isn't quite there yet in terms of support...  With out
> having a modern compiler, things will only be harder to keep the sparc64
> port alive...
> So, if you have time, I'd first make sure sparc64 is in good shape as
> the sun4v port is based on that...
Hello John-Mark

Do you have any more information on the clang issues ?  I thought clang
was able to selfhost now on sparc64.  

I have seen the kernel build issues reported recently, but does this
also affect ports built via clang?

Kind Regards

Craig Butler

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