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Re: I've rebased wip-ppc64le onto core-updates

From: jbranso
Subject: Re: I've rebased wip-ppc64le onto core-updates
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 21:36:02 +0000

March 1, 2021 2:14 PM, "Tobias Platen" <> wrote:

> In my recent talk about the guix port to POWER9,
> I also mentioned the libre-soc project.
> Unlike POWER9 and maybe POWER8, libre-soc and microwatt do not implement VSX.
> The libre-soc project instead has SVP64, and also plans to extend the POWER 
> to support GPU like instructions. Since I work mostly on the libre-soc I will 
> have
> less time to contribute to the GUIx project.
> The relevant bug report to GUIX is

This looks like an annoying bug.  I'll copy the relevant bit from the bug 
report below:

    any OpenPOWER Compliant systems that choose not to implement the Optional 
    as per the Linux Compliancy Subset in v3.0C such as Microwatt, A2O, A2I and 
    are accidentally and unintentionally completely excluded from being able to 
run major
    modern distros, and with ABI changes taking estimated 3 to 5 years to 
propagate, there 
    are very few options. 

You won't be able to run GNU/Linux on the libreSOC?  That sounds annoying.

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> Tobias Platen <>

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