On Friday 18 May 2007 12:18, Bastian Blank wrote: > I'd like to schedule the linux-2.6 2.6.21- upload for today. > > Fixes: [...] > - sparc32 deprecation? No fix yet for the cmpxchg problem. This would have a serious implication for Debian Installer as we'd also have to drop support for sparc32 if this is done. The deprecation of sparc32 has been raised last month on the debian-sparc list  by Jurij Smakov with as main reason that there is basically no longer any upstream (kernel) support for sparc32. Other reasons were listed as well. In that thread there was some opposition to the idea, but I've not seen anybody making the commitment to maintain sparc32, so dropping it for Lenny does seem logical. However, I do not think this is a decision that should be made solely on the debian-kernel list. I also feel that the decision (when it has been made) should be announced to our users. Cheers, FJP  http://lists.debian.org/debian-sparc/2007/04/msg00044.html This mail also lists the arguments for dropping sparc32.
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