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Bug #11225

There are no positrons

Added by Peter Tribble 6 months ago. Updated 6 months ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
kernel
Start date:
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Medium
Tags:
IPD5

Description

The SPARC startup code checks, with the iam_positron() function, if we're being booted on a positron.

This was an early PCI development system. Two decades on, we shouldn't need to check for this, even if it's possible that one or two instances escaped into the wild.

There are a couple of references to positron elsewhere, in audio and pci code. Without further detailed knowledge of the platform and any bugs subsequently fixed (or not) in firmware, it's unclear whether we can do anything about those.

History

#1

Updated by Electric Monk 6 months ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Status changed from New to Closed

git commit 6bf877adf2723073f60a3b3716918191ca1309d1

commit  6bf877adf2723073f60a3b3716918191ca1309d1
Author: Peter Tribble <peter.tribble@gmail.com>
Date:   2019-06-18T00:10:49.000Z

    11225 There are no positrons
    Reviewed by: Andy Stormont <astormont@racktopsystems.com>
    Reviewed by: Gergő Doma <domag02@gmail.com>
    Approved by: Dan McDonald <danmcd@joyent.com>

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