future of sparc64 (was: Making C++11 a hard requirement for FreeBSD)

Mark Linimon linimon at lonesome.com
Sat Oct 7 19:20:28 UTC 2017


On Sat, Oct 07, 2017 at 07:06:29PM +0000, K. Macy wrote:
> I think that FreeBSD needs to always have one big-endian arch

IMHO it keeps things honest.  fwiw, if you fix a port on sparc64 it
will usually fix it on powerpc64 and vice versa (~80% correlation).

But powerpc64 has a (hardware) future and sparc64 doesn't.  I run both
at home, but not the powerpc64 continuously.  (Actually first typed
"4U" it as "$U".  Same idea.)

So, I'm willing to help keep it going (and even loan a machine to the
effort), but I am overcommitted in other areas already.

mcl


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