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Re: improving ssh2 performance on SPARCv8/SPARCv9 systems

* Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> [020320 23:33]:
> On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 01:59:18AM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> > Even if I make the v8 change, your machine will still be supported. v8
> > includes sun4m (ss5/ss10/ss20/ssLX class systems), sun4d, and sun4u.
> > It would effectively kill off ss1/ss2/IPC class systems.
> Wouldn't that be the first deliberate abandonment of machine hardware in
> the history of our Project?
> Or am I misunderstanding, and SPARCStation1/2 and IPC machine users will
> still have a choice?

I think the "even if" are the key words in that, based on that the
respondee has sun4m machines.  Personally, I think it would be nice if
certain selected packages could be downloaded with v8 or v9
optimization, but it wouldn't make much sense in most cases... much like
how most apps don't need to be 64-bit.

I'll go out on a limb and wager that Debian's sun4c support is more
dependent on sparc/linux kernel sun4c support than anything.

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