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Re: Release sprint results - team changes, auto-rm and arch status

On Fri, 2013-11-29 at 09:22 +0100, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> Some precision about the MIPS machines:
> On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 09:04:56PM +0100, Niels Thykier wrote:
> >  * [mips, mipsel] buildds/porterboxes run on hardware which is very old or has known defects:
> >    - mips octeon is unstable
> Better me more precise there, Octeon machines in general are very
> stable. That said out of the three machines we have in Debian, two are
> unstable, the other one is very stable. We never really understood why,
> we only have remarked they have different CPU revision number.

Whatever, mips has one reliable buildd which is not enough.

> >    - mipsel loongson have CPU bugs
> I see on http://release.debian.org/jessie/arch_qualify.html that it
> concerns the "NOP implementation error" from Loongson 2F. Debian is
> using Loongson 2E for buildds and porters machines, which are not
> affected by this issue.

They are affected by that or a very similar issue, as demonstrated by Jo
Shields recently: http://apebox.org/wordpress/rants/545/


Ben Hutchings
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