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

alexmcwhirter at alexmcwhirter at
Thu Nov 12 07:13:49 UTC 2015

On 2015-11-11 18:55, Michelle Sullivan wrote:
> Mark Linimon wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 08:17:32PM +0000, Craig Butler wrote:
>>> Just to raise something else as well, port maintainers seem hesitant
>>> to push sparc64 fixes in.
>> They don't have an effective way to test them.  All they can test for
>> is the no-regression case on the hardware they have access to.
> I could (in theory - I have a metric shed load - well actually a 1966
> build garage full - of everything from sparcstation 2's to E4500, 
> Netras
> and v2xx servers though being sparc32 and sparc64 and no new stuff it
> would be relatively pointless putting more than one or 2 servers up)
> setup a redports like service to build ports - but there is the other
> issue of actually testing they work... if successfully built..
> Regards,

  I have access to a few newer machines that could also help with 
building. Particularly Sun4V T2 boxes and M series Fujitsu boxes.

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