Re: Anyone using stretch/buster/sid on ARMv4t ?
- Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2017 02:49:32 -0800
- From: Rick Thomas <rick@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Anyone using stretch/buster/sid on ARMv4t ?
How do I know if a machine is ARMv4t? I have a sheevaplug and a couple of openrd machines (one “client”, the other “ultimate”) that are still doing useful work. Are they v4t?
> On Nov 5, 2017, at 1:32 PM, Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> for the armel port in buster the question of raising the baseline came up.
> 20 years ago you could go into a shop and buy a mobile phone
> with a CPU supported by the armel port in stretch.
> Roger Shimizu is doing a great job on ARMv5 hardware and I've seen bug
> reports from users on ARMv5 hardware in stretch, so it is clear that
> ARMv5 should stay supported (and of course also ARMv6 and ARMv7).
> But while it was mentioned that there exists ARMv4t hardware that works
> with current mainline kernels , it is not clear whether there are any
> actual users left - and without users we might not even notice if the
> port is broken on the baseline.
> If anyone is running stretch, buster or sid on ARMv4t hardware,
> then please let us know what device and kernel you are using
> and whether you intend to use buster.
>  https://lists.debian.org/debian-arm/2017/08/msg00046.html
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