[rescue] speaking of older sparcs

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Fri Feb 6 19:13:54 CST 2004

On Fri, 6 Feb 2004, Patrick Finnegan wrote:

> Huh?  All UltraSparcs are 64 bit processors, hence the "Ultra" in their
> name.  That is, unless you meant 64-something elses.

His Ultra 2 has an UltraSPARC-I CPU in it, and Solaris will default to
32-bit mode on those processors due to a bug that lets user-mode code
deadlock the CPU.  You can force a 64-bit boot on them, but it's
documented in the boot configuration file and the boot man page.

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Elgin, TX         (   childhood.  Others grow up to be CEOs and
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