future of sparc64

Kurt Lidl lidl at pix.net
Mon Oct 9 21:45:35 UTC 2017

On 10/9/17 5:32 PM, Kurt Lidl wrote:
> On 10/7/17 1:41 PM, Mark Linimon wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 05, 2017 at 07:12:28PM -0500, A. Wilcox wrote:
>>> That doesn't change the fact that sparc64 still exists, and with Oracle
>>> laying off Solaris as well, FreeBSD becomes a "way out" for people
>>> heavily invested (DC full of sparc64 gear, or such).
>> I have thought for some time that we've been a "way out" for Solaris
>> sites wanting to keep ZFS and not deal with licensing issues, and have
>> worked to keep sparc64 alive.  (AFAIK FreeBSD is the only open source
>> sparc64/zfs solution?)
>> But here's the current problem.
>> All gccs > 4.9 fail to build.  Looking at the logs AFAICT the failure
>> is a floating-point exception as soon as the first built binary is run
>> during the internal testing.
> I built gcc 6.0.4 (natively) on a sparc64 stable/11 a week ago.
> I built the stable/11 kernel with that compiler (it required a one-line
> change to the kernel sources), and have been running that on my sparc64
> stable/11 gateway since I got it compiled.
> The pkg'd binary for gcc 6.0.4 is here:
> http://pkg.pix.net/FreeBSD:11:sparc64/gcc6-6.4.0_1.txz
> -Kurt

As was pointed out, it was version 6.4.0, not 6.0.4.

Anyway - the link is correct.


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