[rescue] speaking of older sparcs

Larry Snyder larrys at lexisnexis.com
Fri Feb 6 18:47:36 CST 2004

Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
> On Feb 6, 2004, at 7:29 PM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> > I wonder if that's a function of sbus going away (which would screw 
> > over
> > a lot of people with Exx00 systems) or a function of support for only
> > UltraSPARC-II and newer.
>    Exx00 systems can have either sbus or PCI (or both I believe); I 
> wonder if that'll affect their decision at all.  Also, I wonder how 
> many releases will go by before things stop working...as opposed to 
> things being unsupported.

My best guess would be droppage of 32-bit support.  I wasted a fair
amount of time trying to get a U2 to boot 64....

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