On 04/14/2018 08:53 PM, Dennis Clarke wrote:
On 04/14/2018 08:26 PM, Frank Scheiner wrote:
I have successfully tested GRUB on a PRIMEPOWER 250 with SPARC64 V+
(see ). The problem is that the Linux kernel doesn't work on any
Fujitsu SPARC64 gear currently, not even on newer M-class machines
So anything like this is a waste of time to try ?
$ psrinfo -pv
The physical processor has 8 virtual processors (0-7)
SPARC64-VII+ (portid 1024 impl 0x7 ver 0xa1 clock 2860 MHz)
As I don't have any M-class gear myself, I have to rely on the info
given in the mailing list threads mentioned on . Though it will never
hurt to try again if you have the hardware, as the threads were already
from late 2017 and 2015 respectively. Things might be different now,
although I have my doubts.
Or does one need to do a cross compile from some other platform of a
No I don't think so. I believe support for Fujitsu's SPARC64 processors
and accompanying chipsets is just missing in the Linux kernel currently.
BTW OpenBSD has support for Fujitsu SPARC64 gear (see ) - just be
careful when trying it on a M3000 ().