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Re: improving ssh2 performance on SPARCv8/SPARCv9 systems

On Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 11:47:03PM -0800, Joshua Uziel wrote:
> * 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.

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to tell dpkg "package X should be rebuilt
locally with this option or patch when ever there is something new"

> 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.

Yea - thats what Ben was implying I believe.


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