Re: Debian/MIPSeb: proposal to drop mipseb port?
On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 12:12 PM YunQiang Su <email@example.com> wrote:
> Adi Kriegisch <firstname.lastname@example.org> 于2018年7月9日周一 下午4:34写道：
> > Hi!
> > > due to lack of enough man power and build machines for 3 mips* port at
> > > the same time, I think that now it is time for us to have a talk about
> > > dropping mips32eb support now.
> > [...]
> > > In fact I don't know anybody is using Debian's mips32eb port.
> > > If you are using it, please tell us.
> > I am using mips32eb a lot on wifi routers (self-compiled kernel with
> > rootfs on a usb stick). There are some people here at a community
> > wireless network that do use such setups on their rooftops as well.
> What is the advantage of eb than el? better performance?
> I guess most of CPUs support both eb and el.
> > Please let me know if there is anything I could do to help avoiding the
> > drop.
> We need some more build machines, current we use some ER8s,
> which use NFS as rootfs and they have no FPU.
> So the performance and stability are bad.
Just for reference why is mips (mips32eb) not build from an mips64el
machine (with FPU) ? All i386 (AFAIK) packages are build from amd64
these days (same is true for ppc32 on ppc64).
> We also need some more manpower to fix the FTBFS in future.
Is this the correct page to look at the FTBFS+mips(32eb):
> > best regards,
> > Adi Kriegisch
> YunQiang Su