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Re: State of the SPARC patches for GRUB

From: Eric Snowberg
Subject: Re: State of the SPARC patches for GRUB
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:02:51 -0600

> On Sep 28, 2017, at 2:46 PM, Daniel Kiper <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Adrian,
> On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 10:25:54AM +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
>> Hi!
>> Last year, Eric Snowberg from Oracle posted a number of patches [1] to
>> improve SPARC support in GRUB. Unfortunately, most of the patches have
>> not been merged as of today, so that users on SPARC are still stuck on
>> SILO which is old and effectively unmaintained and lacks many of the
>> convenience features of GRUB.
>> Can anyone tell me what is currently preventing the patches from being
>> merged? Eric is maintaining an external git repository [2] where he
>> keeps rebasing the patches, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem to
>> get the patches merged.
>> We have already tested the patches in Debian in unofficial builds of
>> the GRUB package and GRUB works as expected on modern SPARC machines.
>> Would be great if we could finally get rid of SILO in Debian.
> If you are OK with rebasing and reposting relevant patches then
> I am OK with reviewing them. Though please do not assume that I/we
> will apply all/some of them at the first stab. Anyway, please do
> not forget to CC me.

I started reposting a few of these patches after 2.02 was released and I'm 
awaiting a response:

How about starting where things left off with the two patches above?

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