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Re: Resurrecting Debian on SPARC

On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 12:55 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
<glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de> wrote:

> My intention to revive "sparc" is because it uses the V8 instruction
> set as opposed to the V9 instruction set used by "sparc64".

 Wow, that's ambitious! AFAIR the last V8 Debian was Etch.

> V8 supports more software (e.g., JavaScript JIT is not supported on
> V9) and more older hardware.

I think JavaScript JIT is supported for v8plus which actually requires a V9 CPU,
(it's a 64bit ABI with 32bit pointers, so v8/v8plus/v9 counterparts in the
x86 world are i686/x32/x86_64).


Artyom Tarasenko

SPARC and PPC PReP under qemu blog: http://tyom.blogspot.com/search/label/qemu

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