When are Qemu SPARC/PPC coming back?
tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Sep 15 14:50:50 UTC 2011
On 09/14/2011 07:29 PM, Nathaniel McCallum wrote:
> The context for this question can be found here:
> So the summary is that openbios needs to be compiled on PPC/SPARC and
> then imported to the rest of the repos as noarch. Spot spoke with Josh
> Boyer who noted that PPC was prep-only (no longer true) and concluded
> based upon this two person conversation that PPC should be dropped
> since it wasn't useful for Fedora purposes (mainly the PPC port). No
> conversation was had about SPARC (which had the same problem) and it
> was dropped as well. In short, the bug didn't get very wide attention
> and support was dropped for two features in order to push the Beta
> release. All of this I'm actually fine with.
> What I'm not fine with is that there seems to be no desire to bring
> these packages back. I spoke with several Red Hat virt people and the
> consensus was that SPARC/PPC "don't work." I beg to differ. I am
> building asm software on them right now. They are an invaluable
> software testing platform, even with their relative age.
> So in short, can we please bring back SPARC/PPC?
At least for SPARC, there is no reason to enable it. It simply does not
work at all for SPARC64, and it doesn't do anything useful on SPARC32.
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