[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 170, Issue 17

John Francini francini at mac.com
Fri Jan 27 21:25:14 CST 2017

Hmmm.  Couldnbt aarch64 (otherwise known as ARM-64) be scaled up to be a
worthy successor? I hear itbs rather RISC-yb&

Also remember therebs still IBMbs POWER in both little- and big-endian
flavors and s390x architectures around. (I work in Red Hatbs release
engineering organization, and we have to worry about all those architecture
for Linux in addition to good olb x86-64. ARM is getting a lot of attention
these days.


> On 27 Jan 2017, at 21:46, Carl R. Friend <crfriend at rcn.com> wrote:
> On 01/27/2017 05:36 PM, Dave McGuire wrote:
>>  ...but I also read things in that article like Solaris development
>> continuing, and being supported until 2034.  So not quite as much gloom
>> and doom as was posited in the last thread about this.
>   The operative questions are, "How much thrust is going to be put
> behind Solaris development?" and "What constitutes 'support'?"
>   One can pay lip-service to both, divest everything, and then hire
> a consultant to answer the support questions, and, maybe, to fix the
> real problems encountered.
>   From my interpretation of things, the main fatality here is the
> SPARC architecture, and this brings us one step closer to an Intel
> monoculture -- and all the lovely things that those bring.
>   The good thing is that SPARCs are not dead yet, although I'm going
> to have to do the "attach an external battery to the ruddy NVRAM
> chip" thing in my SS2 because a protracted power-cut to my home proved
> that the embedded lithium battery has gone flat.  But, then again,
> and in all fairness, what engineer could have imagined a SS2 in
> daily use in the second decade of the 21st century.
>   Cheers!
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