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Re: Arch qualification for buster: call for DSA, Security, toolchain concernsj

On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 10:04 PM, Uwe Kleine-König
<uwe@kleine-koenig.org> wrote:
> Hello Julien,
> On 06/29/2018 11:23 AM, Julien Cristau wrote:
>>> If the concerns are mostly about the hardware not being rackable, there
>>> is a rackable NAS by Netgear:
>>>      https://www.netgear.com/business/products/storage/readynas/RN2120.aspx#tab-techspecs
>>> with an armhf cpu. Not sure if cpu speed (1.2 GHz) and available RAM (2
>>> GiB) are good enough. The machine can run mainline Linux[1]. I think
>>> U-Boot doesn't support this machine in mainline though.
>> Rackable, while good, is only part of it.  The main part is remote
>> management.  I'm not seeing any mention of ipmi or anything like that in
>> the datasheet?
> you can access the serial console, but I don't think there is built-in
> support for something IPMI-like.
>> 2G is also way too little memory these days for a new buildd.
> Then the machine is out, the amount of RAM isn't upgradable.

I don't think 2GB is not enough for 32-bit machine.

I see armel is already not a candidate for buster [0].
So it seems we can discuss armhf, but no armel at all.
I don't agree with this idea.
And I think we should treat armel and armhf equally.

Both armel and armhf are working fine are millions of boards and
embedded devices, and have stable quality [1].
They deserve the support from a community driven distro.

[0] https://release.debian.org/buster/arch_qualify.html
[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-arm/2017/11/msg00061.html

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