svn commit: r49291 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/committers-guide

Brad Davis brd at
Tue Aug 16 13:18:01 UTC 2016

Author: brd
Date: Tue Aug 16 13:18:00 2016
New Revision: 49291

  Update the reference 64-bit arch and remove a blurb about ia64 vs sparc64.
  Reported by:	mat
  Reviewed by:	bcr


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/committers-guide/article.xml
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/committers-guide/article.xml	Tue Aug 16 12:29:51 2016	(r49290)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/committers-guide/article.xml	Tue Aug 16 13:18:00 2016	(r49291)
@@ -3614,24 +3614,20 @@ Relnotes:           yes</programlisting>
 	<para>Our 32-bit reference platform is &arch.i386;, and our
-	  64-bit reference platform is &arch.sparc64;.  Major design
+	  64-bit reference platform is &arch.amd64;.  Major design
 	  work (including major API and ABI changes) must prove
 	  itself on at least one 32-bit and at least one 64-bit
 	  platform, preferably the primary reference platforms,
 	  before it may be committed to the source tree.</para>
-      <para>The &arch.i386; and &arch.sparc64; platforms were chosen
+      <para>The &arch.i386; and &arch.amd64; platforms were chosen
 	due to being more readily available to developers and as
 	representatives of more diverse processor and system designs -
 	big versus little endian, register file versus register stack,
 	different DMA and cache implementations, hardware page tables
 	versus software TLB management etc.</para>
-      <para>The &arch.ia64; platform has many of the same
-	complications that &arch.sparc64; has, but is still limited in
-	availability to developers.</para>
       <para>We will continue to re-evaluate this policy as cost and
 	availability of the 64-bit platforms change.</para>

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