Quick update PPC status

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Wed Jun 1 17:48:36 UTC 2011


On Wed, 2011-06-01 at 18:53 +0200, Phil Knirsch wrote:
> 
> We have tested them on a Power7 box as well as on an older Apple G5, but 
> your mileage may vary. Especially on Power5 and Power6 the problem still 
> exists that the unified initramfs of Anaconda is too large to fit into 
> the initial RAM during bootup, so you'll need to revert to the method 
> described in the next paragraph. 

Have we actually switched all userspace to 64-bit on 64-bit machines?
That would exacerbate the initrd size issue quite a lot, wouldn't it?

As well as being significantly less well-tested than the 32-bit support
was.

Are the ExcludeArch trackers still up to date for ppc and ppc64? Is
there an estimate of how many packages are not built for ppc64 that
*are* built for ppc32?

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dwmw2



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