On Wed, 2016-06-29 at 14:38 +0200, Karsten Merker wrote: > Hello, > > I have pushed some updates to the architecture table in the > installation guide for stretch, based on the available flavors in the > current kernel package builds, currently-built d-i targets, information > in wiki.d.o and data from the architecture qualification status page > (https://release.debian.org/stretch/arch_qualify.html). The result > is available at: > > https://jenkins.debian.net/userContent/installation-guide/installation-guide-armhf/en/ch02s01.html#idm189 > > I am not particularly familiar with the state of affairs on mips/mipsel > and powerpc, so it would be nice if the mips/mipsel and powerpc porters > could take a look and let me know if something is wrong or missing. > > I haven't listed mips64el in the table as it is not yet confirmed > as a release architecture for Stretch on release.debian.org. > > For powerpc it would be nice to have some information about which kind > of systems are still supported as the previously-existing pmac and prep > flavors don't get built anymore. Is CHRP the only remaining powerpc > platform? If I understand correctly, later Power Macs and IBM Power systems are compatible with CHRP, and that is the only platform supported. But I don't think the term CHRP is widely understood so there is little point in mentioning it. However, there are separate powerpc and powerpc64 subarchitectures because (if I remember correctly) 32-bit kernels won't run on 64-bit firmware. > For mipsel, the kernel builds loongson-2e and loongson-2f flavors, but > we don't seem to build any installer images for them. I dimly remember > having heard something about loongson-2 support being phased out - can > somebody provide information on that? Starting with Linux 4.7 we are not building kernels for them. Also, there are no installer builds with the 5kc-malta kernel flavour, since the 4kc-malta flavour runs on all the same hardware. You didn't ask about ARM and x86, but: - On armel, kirkwood and orion5x are still separate subarchitectures even though they use the same kernel flavour - On armhf, there is no armmp-lpae subarchitecture, because all hardware that can run the armmp-lpae kernel can also run the armmp kernel - On i386, there is a separate 'xen' subarchitecture for Xen PV domains, using the 686-pae kernel flavour Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Make three consecutive correct guesses and you will be considered an expert.
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