Re: Retiring the sparc32 port
> My own experience with sun4d and (late) 2.4 suggests that some
> versions of gcc might work better than others, but I don't have
> methodical notes.
Sun4d SMP has never worked. I spent many hours trying to figure out
why, and never managed to achieve a stable system. In the end I
concluded that the only viable strategy was to go back to the 2.3.x
release where sun4d/smp was first included, fix some bugs, and then
sync the evolving sun4m specific code into sun4d one step at a time.
This is unfortunately what happens when a minority interest system
is allowed to bitrot for so many years. Part of the problem is the lack
of Sun4d systems in the hands of kernel developers.
AFAIK Sun4m/SMP and Sun4c are currently in a reasonable state
and should not be difficult to keep going.