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Bug#834844: marked as done (release-notes: document that mips* arches now require a R2 CPU)

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has caused the Debian Bug report #834844,
regarding release-notes: document that mips* arches now require a R2 CPU
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Package: libc6
Version: 2.23-4
Severity: important

On a Lemote Yeeloong machine (mipsel) with sid/unstable when I try to update libc6 to the last version I get the following error:

Preparing to unpack .../libc6_2.23-4_mipsel.deb ...
Checking for services that may need to be restarted...
Checking init scripts...
Unpacking libc6:mipsel (2.23-4) over (2.21-8) ...
dpkg: warning: subprocess old post-removal script was killed by signal (Illegal instruction)
dpkg: trying script from the new package instead ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.23-4_mipsel.deb (--unpack): subprocess new post-removal script was killed by signal (Illegal instruction)
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
subprocess installed pre-installation script was killed by signal (Illegal instruction)
Errors were encountered while processing:

uname -a:
Linux name 3.3.4 #2 Sun May 20 20:45:52 CEST 2012 mips64 GNU/Linux

Apt aborts the installation and the system keeps running.

If I force the update manually I get a broken system giving "Illegal instruction" error for each process spawn. If I reboot I get a kernel panic (sorry, I haven't the message but I suppose it stuck on init), I reverted the situation mounting the disk on another machine and doing rollback to 2.21-8.
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On Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:42:15 +0100 James Cowgill <jcowgill@debian.org>
> Hi,
> On 25/08/16 14:17, Ed Swierk wrote:
> > This mips32r2 requirement also appears to exclude Cavium Octeon:
> > 
> > https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/arch/mips/include/asm/mach-cavium-octeon/cpu-feature-overrides.h#n50
> > 
> > If that's accurate, it would be worth mentioning in the release notes as well.
> *sigh* Cavium Octeon machines do support R2 (mips32r2 is a subset of
> mips64r2) but for some reason unknown to me, don't actually expose this.
> I've adjusted the check to look for mips64r2 as well and attached a new
> patch.
> Thanks,
> James

Applied mips-r2-relnotes-v2.diff, thanks for the contribution.


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