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

John-Mark Gurney jmg at
Sat Nov 14 20:04:55 UTC 2015

Mark Linimon wrote this message on Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 11:54 -0600:
> On Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 12:15:56AM -0600, Elizabeth Myers wrote:
> > If that constitutes "project resources," then I suppose you are
> > instructing people, "go spend your time doing something more productive?"
> In the principle of fairness, let me play devil's advocate for a moment.
>  - it does take some time for re@ to release and test sparc64 images.
>  - having sparc64 in 'make universe' does require developers to spend
>    more time regression-testing their (non-sparc64) changes.

Considering the number of breakages that happen that would have been
caught by make universe, it is clear that few developers run this target,
so not really a valid argument...

Also, we have universe11{a,b} in the cluster to help cut down the time..

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