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

Adrian Chadd adrian.chadd at
Thu Nov 26 16:29:29 UTC 2015

On 26 November 2015 at 04:16, Daniel Rudy <dr2867 at> wrote:
> On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 8:33 AM, Jukka Ukkonen <jau789 at> wrote:
>> I'm all for keeping an architecture like sparc around, as long as
>> there's active development and active users. MIPS has both. ARM has
>> both. Powerpc has both. Sparc is missing some active developers, but
>> it has plenty of FreeBSD users that speak up (and more users that only
>> speak up privately.) So, if you want to see sparc64 support continue,
>> this requires a grass roots effort to get more development happening -
>> either users need to step up, or someone has to start contributing
>> money.
> I have some Sparc64 hardware myself.  A Sun Fire T2000 server.  Runs OpenBSD just fine.  I tried to get FreeBSD 10.2 installed and the CD boot trapped with illegal instruction.  I don't check this email that often, but I will be willing to run some test builds to see if they will boot/install.

Yeah, freebsd-10.x will likely never run on sun4v.

I have a T2000 arriving soon.  I'll spin up openbsd on it to see how
it runs and see what we can crime to update/resurrect the sun4v


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