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Re: State of the SPARC patches for GRUB

On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 09:02:51AM -0600, Eric Snowberg wrote:
> > On Sep 28, 2017, at 2:46 PM, Daniel Kiper <dkiper@net-space.pl> wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> I started reposting a few of these patches after 2.02 was released
> and I'm awaiting a response:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/grub-devel/2017-05/msg00045.html
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/grub-devel/2017-06/msg00019.html

Did you CC me on them? I have a feeling that no. Could you do that
in the future? Otherwise it is pretty good chance that I can miss
some stuff like above.

> How about starting where things left off with the two patches above?

I am OK with that. I will take a look at it next week.

Have a nice weekend,


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