[PATCH] Improve System z support and add some tuning
vapier at gentoo.org
Sat Oct 8 02:49:20 CEST 2011
On Friday 07 October 2011 19:46:47 Torbjorn Granlund wrote:
> Mike Frysinger <vapier at gentoo.org> writes:
> On Friday 07 October 2011 05:48:54 Torbjorn Granlund wrote:
> > Andreas Krebbel <krebbel at linux.vnet.ibm.com> writes:
> > As David already told you there are mainframe virtual machines
> > available
> > for developers:
> > http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/linux/support/community.html
> > I read the conditions, and they seem alright.
> > But a limit of 90 days makes this uninteresting for GMP. I intend to
> > support GMP for more than 90 more days. :-)
> if ibm can't find a solution for you, i might be able to get you a user
> acct on Gentoo s390 and s390x systems. but i'd obviously prefer that ibm
> enable you so you can install whatever :).
> I actually went ahead and made a 90-day account on the IBM system.
> But it is not useful for any purpose.
> The install is a 5 years old Dead Rat system. The gcc install is 3.4.
> Linux 2.6.9. A constricted install of severely obsolete GNU software.
> I tried to upgrade parts, but it seems too old to have any updates. I
> tried to install a usable GCC from sources, but the measly amount of
> virtual RAM provided makes this impossible.
> It is all an embarrassment for IBM, "Hey, try out our machine and help
> us port your software, we provide you an utterly useless system for
> you." If they wanted to send out the message that their machines are
> useless, then they could not do a better job.
> So please, if you want to see any progress on GMP for S/390, let's not
> rely on IBM. Guest accounts on maintained systems would be welcome.
np. the Gentoo systems should be much more up-to-date, but not bleeding edge
as we try to keep them running the "stable" versions a bit.
send me some contact info off list and i'll set you up:
- user name
- e-mail address
- ssh pub key
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