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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?

Thanks,
Rick

> On Nov 5, 2017, at 1:32 PM, Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> 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 [1], 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.
> 
> cu
> Adrian
> 
> [1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-arm/2017/08/msg00046.html
> 
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