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

alexmcwhirter at alexmcwhirter at
Thu Nov 12 13:48:45 UTC 2015

On 2015-11-12 02:32, Mark Linimon wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 02:06:19AM -0500, alexmcwhirter at 
> wrote:
>> I have access to a few newer machines that could also help with 
>> building.
> To reiterate (probably too much):
>  - we currently have src support for sun4u, but not clang support.  The
>    latter blocks some forward progress for FreeBSD.
>  - we do not currently have src support for sun4v, although some people
>    have expressed an interest in the past few months.
> mcl

Yes, im aware of the state of sun4v. But i have the machines should 
someone want to take it on. I just have my hands tied will illumos at 
the moment. Also, i think Oracle does at least care somewhat about OSS, 
otherwise this wouldn't 

As far as sun4v goes, it's almost identical to sun4u. Basically you just 
need to have drivers for the virtual devices, serial console would be 
the fist big one. Other than that, sun4u code should run with little to 
no changes. I believe the boot process is identical, but not 100% sure.

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