remove checks for 64-bit capable hardware
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.
Updated by Electric Monk about 4 years ago
- Status changed from New to Closed
- % Done changed from 0 to 100
commit 9cb0a1d4446fe891a01d01e07b2e27f0177c84cd Author: Peter Tribble <email@example.com> Date: 2019-09-07T10:38:14.000Z 11630 remove checks for 64-bit capable hardware Reviewed by: Yuri Pankov <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reviewed by: Andy Fiddaman <email@example.com> Approved by: Robert Mustacchi <firstname.lastname@example.org>