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Bug #11630

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remove checks for 64-bit capable hardware

Added by Peter Tribble almost 3 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

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

100%

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Difficulty:
Medium
Tags:
IPD5
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Description

On SPARC, we still have checks for 64-bit capable hardware (doing clunky string-comparisons on dates to see if the boot prom has been flashed to an appropriate level).

This made sense at the time of the Solaris 7 launch, but people have had over 20 years to update their boot proms. Anyone with such a system (sunfire is being removed as part of IPD5 anyway) should have already updated their firmware.

This only affects a few platforms (E250, E450, E3000-E6000) which straddled the transition.

We also still check for UltraSPARC-I processors, which haven't been supported for 15 years.

Actions #1

Updated by Electric Monk almost 3 years ago

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

git commit 9cb0a1d4446fe891a01d01e07b2e27f0177c84cd

commit  9cb0a1d4446fe891a01d01e07b2e27f0177c84cd
Author: Peter Tribble <peter.tribble@gmail.com>
Date:   2019-09-07T10:38:14.000Z

    11630 remove checks for 64-bit capable hardware
    Reviewed by: Yuri Pankov <yuripv@yuripv.net>
    Reviewed by: Andy Fiddaman <omnios@citrus-it.co.uk>
    Approved by: Robert Mustacchi <rm@joyent.com>

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