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Re: Sparc removal

On Fri, 2015-07-31 at 04:34 +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> I'm a bit unsure. If sparc ever comes back as sparc64, it might make
> sense to reuse some bits. But I'm not sure whether both archs would be
> close enough for that to happen, or if they would be different beasts
> like arm{el,hf} and arm64 are. I suppose the former might be true since
> it might just be about the number of bits in kernel/user-space, rather
> than a completely new arch.

We haven't supported actual 32-bit SPARCs for a long time; the last
release with 32-bit kernel images was etch.  So "only" userland would
change, and I believe the 32-bit and 64-bit modes for userland are not 
that different.


Ben Hutchings
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