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

Craig Butler craig001 at
Mon Aug 8 20:38:46 UTC 2016

On Mon, 2016-08-08 at 13:40 -0500, Mark Linimon wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 05, 2016 at 08:32:36AM -0700, John-Mark Gurney wrote:
> > If you care, then give donations to the FreeBSD Foundation, and say
> > you want/need sparc64 and/or sun4v support...
> From what I've been told, the Foundation isn't really interested in
> putting resources towards sparc64 support.
> fwiw, I have a stack of machines that I would donate if there were some
> place to host them.  (I was able to acquire them inexpensively from my
> last employer; more such machines show up now and then).
> From time to time I build packages on one of them.  If there is interest
> I will poke at making some for 11.0.  Given the electricity cost (figure
> $25/server/mo) I'm not too interested in leaving them on 24x7.
> Especially in the Texas summers.
> mcl
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A lot of port maintainers are also annoyingly not interested in sparc64
fixes when you submit PR's.

I would be willing to put some more time and effort into keeping up with
the ports and maybe branching out into the src if I can get a mentor to
point a n00b in the right direction and rip the code to bits.


Craig Butler

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