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Re: Releasability of the HPPA port

On Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 11:23:08AM +0200, Thibaut VARÈNE wrote:
> Le 6 août 2010 à 03:46, dann frazier a écrit :
> > On Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 03:30:41AM +0200, Philipp Kern wrote:
> >> Dear HPPA porters, dear HPPA port users,
> >> 
> >> the Release Team is currently wondering if it makes sense to release with
> >> HPPA as a regular stable architecture with squeeze.  It might be that
> >> it is not up to the standards of a regular Debian release.  We seem to
> >> chase random segmentation faults, causing multiple give-backs to eventually
> >> yield a built package.
> > 
> > I realize this doesn't address the larger concerns you mention, but..
> > 
> > I've found that a workstation I recently acquired (a c3700) seems
> > to reliably build packages that reliably fail on our existing
> > buildds (subversion, for one). I assume CPU architecture differences
> > allow this box to be immune to the issues causing these builds to
> > fail.
> Out of curiosity, are you running a 32 or 64bit kernel? It seems
> weird to me though that C3700 would work and not J6700, since ISTR
> their respective hardware don't differ that much...

Sorry for the delay - wasn't near the machine to check.
It is 32-bit. I'll try a 32-bit kernel on peri to see if that changes anything.

> > Due to the formfactor, I don't think HP would be able to host it and
> > my upstream bandwidth at home is too limited. If the project wanted to
> > make this machine a buildd and find hosting for it, I'd be willing to
> > maintain the buildd.
> IIRC C3700 is B2000-style box. It can be racked sideways with L-shapped support rails.
> My previous hosting offer still stands, although I believe it might not be the easiest/closest one for you ;-)

dann frazier

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