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

Hello Aron,

2013/12/3 Aron Xu <aron@debian.org>:
> On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, Hector Oron wrote:

>> Debian is currently being bitten by MIPS chinese prototype boards that
>> behave unreliably and are hard to replace.
>> I, personally, think that being able to buy (if needed) hardware is
>> not bad idea either, for the sake of replacements, redundancies,
>> etc...

> I wonder what do you mean by prototype boards? IIRC those 2E boxes are not
> prototypes but was available for purchase, but because they are old and 2F
> CPUs replaces its position...  Well the bad thing is that there are 3
> versions of 2F that has/had been put in production and only the last one
> does not have the NOP hardware bug...

Apologies for the confusion, allow me to clarify, I was referring to
'mips' Octeon boards, either those were prototypes or failed QA, so
out of four boards send to ubcece:
 - One board was DOA
 - Two boards are really unreliable
 - One board is somehow stable
All of the above came with notes saying that eth0 was broken.

We do not want to repeat the same mistake for the mipsel port.

> I once used a 2F box for a couple of days and I now feel that 3A boards are
> much better than 2E/2F. Also, Lemote's Spark 6100 machine is easier to buy
> than Loongson's boards (Lemote's are available for purchase online without
> the need of contacting beforehand).

Yes, I found a Spark 3A 6100 at taobao site. I was planning to get one
for myself and check whether it can be worth it for Debian
infrastructure. So, I was wondering if you had experience with it and
if there is mainline supported kernel, bootloader, etc... in essence,
is it able to run buildd software with Debian software components
(doing minimal enablement)?

 Héctor Orón  -.. . -... .. .- -.   -.. . ...- . .-.. --- .--. . .-.

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