Subject: Bug#854568: grub2: Add support for modern sparc64

Source: grub2
Version: 2.02~beta3-4
Severity: normal
Tags: patch
User: debian-sparc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Usertags: sparc64


The attached patch adds support for modern sparc64 hardware to grub2.

This patch was generated out of a patch set [1] by Eric Snowberg (CC'ed)
from Oracle and is pending to be merged upstream. We have already tested
the patch set on Debian sparc64 and it seems to work fine so far.

According to Eric, it's also advised to tune the default grub2 configu-
ration for sparc64 to disable video mode and use a text console by
default. The current recommended settings for grub2 on sparc64


We have also verified that with the patch added, the grub2 package
still builds fine on non-sparc64 targets. This wasn't true for the
first revision of the patch.

I'm fully aware that this patch comes way too late due to the freeze,
but it might be an idea to add the patch to the experimental version
of the grub2 package to give it some testing on all targets.


> [1]

.''`. John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
: :' : Debian Developer - glaubitz@xxxxxxxxxx
`. `' Freie Universitaet Berlin - glaubitz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Attachment: sparc64-support.patch
Description: Text document


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