Woo hoo! The first #OpenBSD #arm64 ports bulk build after we added bsd.mp has finished.
Build time: 05D20h23m
If people have a chance, please look at https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-ports&m=152045332217365&w=2 and see if there are any build failures you can fix :)
@phessler How much of a speedup was that, if any?
@kurtm 16D -> 10D -> 5D.
I mean, I'd assume a good speedup, but arm64 can also be somewhat... constrained when it comes to disk access.
@kurtm the build machines have real disks ;).
I had to disable two build jobs, because of pmap pressure. Kettenis needs to write some more code before I can *really* enable Turbo Mode.
What type of machines are the build machines now?
@kurtm 2x Softiron OverDrive 1000
Those look quite nice. I was unaware of them. AMD's reuse of the Opteron name for the CPUs threw me off a bit.
*goes back to looking at the shiny ARM64 hardware*
@phessler UEFI? No uboot? \o/
These seem like the mythical holy grail ARM box we've wanted.
I just wish someone would show the back of the box in pictures.
@kurtm @phessler all the ARM Windows 10 laptops were like that, UEFI+ACPI like a PC - the problem is if their secure boot policies allow controlling the keychain or disabling it
Windows RT tablets were the same, but they had a locked down secure boot policy.
@phessler @kurtm s/were/are
Good point. But, most of the non-laptop boards were all uboot.
@kurtm @calvin having spent too much time with u-boot, it isn't all that bad.
on modern systems, it's just yet another way to provide an efi payload.
@calvin @kurtm MS had a policy of requiring x86-based systems to have an option to disable mandatory secure boot. I don't think they mandated that for arm-based systems.
@phessler @kurtm mandatory secure boot would be a good idea IF and only IF they let you control the trusted keys
it's a great anti-rootkit mechanism as such
I think they had a policy that you could *not* have an option to disable mandatory boot on the ARM systems. Manufacturers had the *option* to have an ability to turn it off for x86.
It's been an ominous cloud on the horizon for some time...