Re: Sarge may be last Debian release for 32 bit sparc systems
Am Montag, 25. Juli 2005 23:06 schrieb Blars Blarson:
> In my opinion, we should drop support of all 32-bit sparc systems from
> Etch due to lack of people willing to spend the time to support them.
> This doesn't mean that we should delibaratly break things for them,
> but that the interest in continuing to support them is below what is
> needed to keep them as a viable part of Debian.
Hmm, what's needed to support sparc32?
Debian is one of the last to support sparc32 and I'd be really sorry to see it
abandon that support.
> Support of sun4c and sun4d was effectivly dropped from Sarge. The
> only reports trying d-i on this hardware that I remember seeing were
> failures, and noone bother to try to fix it. Upgrades from Woody may
> work, but were not well tested either.
> Sun4m is the last supported 32-bit sparc architecture. Reportedly,
> the 2.6 kernel does not work in multi-processor mode on them, and
> dropping support of 2.4 from Etch is being discussed.
Ok, kernel development is not that easy, especially when it comes to SMP
support. Additionally, I do not understand how such support can break during