Sparc64 doesn't care about you, and you shouldn't care about Sparc64

John-Mark Gurney jmg at
Wed Nov 11 19:35:39 UTC 2015

Peter Jeremy wrote this message on Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 19:44 +1100:
> On 2015-Nov-10 22:55:38 -0800, Jordan Hubbard <jkh at> wrote:
> >Again, what???s the long-term goal of supporting this architecture?
> The things that sparc64 give us that x86 doesn't are big-endian and
> strict alignment.  In theory, MIPS, PPC and ARM can give us both of
> those but I'm non sure whether we actually have any big-endian
> variants of them.

I'm running an ARMv4 BE machine (AVILA board), and a MIPS64 BE machine,
the EdgeRouter Lite...

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