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Re: Debian GNU/(k)NetBSD and sparc32 hardware?

Uwe Hermann wrote:
[CC to debian-bsd as it's relevant there, too]

On Sun, Jul 29, 2007 at 03:13:03PM +0200, Maciej Jan Broniarz wrote:
Dnia 2007-07-29, o godz. 15:11:55
Ulrich Teichert <krypton@ulrich-teichert.org> napisał(a):

I tend to differ. It will be easier to fix the Linux kernel, find a
maintainer for it and then get it into Debian again. We would
leveraging the existing work better that way.

We will agree on one issue. The main problem is the lack of people
working on that port. No matter is it NetBSD or Linux.

The Debian GNU/(k)NetBSD port may have a lack of people and support at
the moment (I don't know the current status, though).

However, it seems that the upstream development of the sparc32 code in
the NetBSD kernel is _not_ halted (unlike the upstream Linux support).

Maybe, but NetBSD kernel does not correctly work on sun4m/SMP, like Linux. Today, no one OS can be used on sun4m/SMP workstations, and I think that it will be easier to fix linux 2.6 sparc32 kernel than work on debian/xBSD sparc32 port.



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