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Re: Developer accessible SPARC machine

On Thu, 2006-01-05 at 08:06 -0500, Stephen Frost wrote:
> * Ben Collins (ben.collins@ubuntu.com) wrote:
> > On Wed, 2006-01-04 at 00:22 -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 04:35:30PM -0800, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> > > > I note that one of the issues with the Sparc port is the the lack of a
> > > > developer accessible machine.
> > > 
> > > At present, vore.debian.org is back on line; the underlying issue, though,
> > > seems to be that vore, like the buildds, won't necessarily *stay* on-line
> > > due to some hard-to-pin kernel bugs that keep taking the systems down.
> > 
> > Vore is stable now.
> What was the issue?  I'm guessing kernel bug, so what change/version
> resolved the problem?  Can it build openoffice, etc, now?  Has there
> been any progress on the SunFire (and similar) 'Data MMU Fast Path Miss'
> or whatever that error is when trying to boot from cd?

Kernel bug was auric. The issue with vore was mainly network. The hub it
was connected to was dying a slow death. Took us awhile to resolve this
because we didn't know what the actual problem was.

Auric I'm unsure about right now.

   Ben Collins <ben.collins@ubuntu.com>
   Ubuntu Linux

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