sobomax at FreeBSD.org
Mon Aug 25 21:35:18 UTC 2008
Maxim Sobolev wrote:
> Peter Jeremy wrote:
>> Is there a summary of the open issues somewhere? There are no sun4v
>> PRs open. http://wiki.freebsd.org/FreeBSD/sun4v effectively hasn't
>> been touched since November 2006 and suggests that the only critical
>> issue is lack of serial port support.
> There is a better interpretation, which is that the only critical issue
> is lack of real users for this port, not lack of serial port support :).
Just to clarify a bit - my point was not to suggest that port is
irrelevant, or that the FreeBSD should not go there. In fact I believe
on contrary from what I know sun4v is good as a testbed for the future
of multi-processor architectures today - definitely we will see ever
increasing number of cores in commodity Intel/AMD servers in few years
from now. So that in that sense sun4v work is very important if the
FreeBSD project wants to keep ahead of things, not catching-up later.
However, realistically immaturity of the port as well as scarcity of
hardware limits number of users severely. Therefore, absence of PRs
should not be surprising to anyone.
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