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Re: State of the SPARC patches for GRUB

Hi Adrian,

On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 10:25:54AM +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> Hi!
> Last year, Eric Snowberg from Oracle posted a number of patches [1] to
> improve SPARC support in GRUB. Unfortunately, most of the patches have
> not been merged as of today, so that users on SPARC are still stuck on
> SILO which is old and effectively unmaintained and lacks many of the
> convenience features of GRUB.
> Can anyone tell me what is currently preventing the patches from being
> merged? Eric is maintaining an external git repository [2] where he
> keeps rebasing the patches, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem to
> get the patches merged.
> We have already tested the patches in Debian in unofficial builds of
> the GRUB package and GRUB works as expected on modern SPARC machines.
> Would be great if we could finally get rid of SILO in Debian.

If you are OK with rebasing and reposting relevant patches then
I am OK with reviewing them. Though please do not assume that I/we
will apply all/some of them at the first stab. Anyway, please do
not forget to CC me.



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