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Re: DSA concerns for jessie architectures

On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 21:06:31 +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:

> I think all machines except stadler and sompek are US IIIi machines. The
> problem with US IIIi is, that sun never published the cpu specs - they would
> have done it if somebody would have paid for the lawyers to look trough them
> before publishing. US IIi support was implemented by a student working at SUN
> under NDA and US IV and later was published. So I think if dropping (official)
> support for US IIIi CPUs would keep the port alive, we should do that. Running
> Debian on the more recent machines makes more sense anyway imho. The older
> ones are nice, but they consume a loooot of power.
IIRC stadler and sompek are less stable than the others.  And keep
triggering unreproducible gcc ICEs.

Seems to me the sparc port no longer has anybody working on it, and is
on its last legs.  I'm not sure it makes much sense to keep it in


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