Re: Please upgrade your machines to sparc64
On 06/22/2016 09:13 PM, David Miller wrote:
> From: chase rayfield <email@example.com>
> Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:20:59 -0400
>> How well maintained is the Debian Sparc port these days and what is
>> the reason for forcing upgrades to 64bit userland?
>> Sparcv8+ 32bit code is faster as far as I know in most cases even on
>> new Sparcs due to memory overhead for 64bit instructions....
That won't change the fact that the majority of work is now happening on
sparc64. I don't think there is a realistic chance of getting most projects
spending much work on the 32-bit code since the focus is on new hardware.
Either way, Debian sparc (32-bit) is completely unsupported these days
and no longer receiving any security updates. So, anyone should either
use Gentoo or switch over to Debian sparc64.
So far I haven't seen any issues with the sparc64 port, even on my old
Sun Blade 100. Alas, I haven't done any detailed benchmarking yet.
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