On 2008-Aug-23 22:40:55 -0500, Mark Linimon <lini...@lonesome.com> wrote:
My understanding is the the port is in a pre-alpha state due to unfinished
work in the kernel, so expecting there to be any userbase is premature.
Except that the wiki gives a far more optimistic picture.
All of our 'new' architectures which are in this state have so few non-
developer users that there is hardly any reason to submit PRs. AFAICT
the active developers already know what's missing :-)
That makes it very difficult for someone outside that group to come up
to speed. I can't find anything in the freebsd-sun4v archvies. I was
hoping that there would be a list somewhere of what state various
subsystems were in and what remained to be done. wiki.freebsd.org
sounds like the ideal place for this.
On 2008-Aug-23 20:39:29 -0700, Garrett Cooper <yane...@gmail.com> wrote:
Maybe some time should be spent looking at stuff from NetBSD to see
whether or not they've solved some already critical porting pieces
that FreeBSD lacks in this architecture?
I can't find anything that suggests NetBSD runs on sun4v. Their sparc64
port only covers the US-I/II families and there's no mention of sun4v.
Please excuse any delays as the result of my ISP's inability to implement
an MTA that is either RFC2821-compliant or matches their claimed behaviour.