Re: sparc64 debian netboot chicken and egg
On 05/14/2018 04:03 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
On 05/14/2018 08:37 PM, Dennis Clarke wrote:
Looking at https://wiki.debian.org/Sparc64#Network_booting it says :
"If you already have a working installation of Debian GNU/Linux
Sid for sparc64"
So this is chicken and egg here.
This is neither official documentation nor did I write this. It's also not
the ultimate answer. These instructions just describe one way of setting
up GRUB for netboot.
Oh no worries. I get it that this is a moving picture and nothing is
carved in stone. I just wonder if there is a way to get back to a full
primary architecture with sparc64 as opposed to a lab project port.
Please don't assume that everything on the Debian wiki is of official
character. The wiki is a product of contributors from the community and
they don't necessarily know everything when writing such a document.
You are very much invited to help improving this documentation though.
Oh .. I will. Once I get moving ahead. I think the ppc64 side of life
is working well for me and I have gcc 8.1.0 working well over there :
Not a bad result.
OT here but I find it annoying that lately gcc 7.3.0 and gcc 8.1.0 both
accept assembly input and I can specify -mcpu=970 however gcc utters
this down to binutils as :
/usr/local/bin/as -v -a64 -mpower4 -maltivec -maltivec -many
-mregnames -mbig -o hello_gcc810_mpfr_4.0.1_p6_.o
So that -mpower4 there is odd.
I am curious what I will see on sparc64.
ps: Oracle Linux won't install on anything that isn't a T-class unit or
newer M-class gear. pita.
Oracle Linux is compiled for sun4v, so lots of classical 64-bit SPARC
machines are not usable.
Won't work on the new S-class systems either. Any day now I expect John
Fowler to walk out the door with a cheque in his hand .. no idea.