architecture requalification status for jessie

Debian Release Management

amd64 arm64 armel armhf hurd-i386 i386 kfreebsd-amd64 kfreebsd-i386 mips mipsel powerpc ppc64el s390x sparc
available yes yes (but expensive currently) yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
portbox yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes; unstable yes yes yes; (non-DSA) yes yes
porters - (w) 6 8 9 8 - (w) 6 5 7 7 3 3 2 1
installer d-i d-i d-i d-i d-i d-i d-i d-i d-i d-i d-i d-i d-i d-i
archive-coverage 99 - - - - 99 - - - - - - - -
archive-uptodate 99 - - - - 99 - - - - - - - -
upstream-support yes yes yes yes yes yes partial (w) partial (w) yes yes partial yes yes partial (more)
buildds 3 2 5 6 3 2 2 2 3 5 4 2 3 5
buildd-redundancy yes yes partial (more) mild concern. yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
buildd-fast-sec yes yes yes yes no yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
buildd-247 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
buildd-dsa yes yes yes yes no yes yes yes yes yes yes no yes yes
concerns-rm no not fully bootstrapped into sid yet no no yes no too many unfixed RC bugs too many unfixed RC bugs see DSA see DSA no no no yes: Using gcc-4.6 as default compiler
concerns-srm as RM concerns as RM concerns no no as RM concerns as RM concerns as RM concerns as RM concerns as RM concerns as RM concerns as RM concerns no as RM concerns as RM concerns
concerns-dsa no multiple concerns (strong): management of existing hosts no remote management (ancina); no remote power (others); no geo-redundancy no remote power, no geo-redundancy no no no no need newer hw, already in progress need newer hw, already in progress no rely on sponsors for hardware (mild concern); no geo-redundancy (strong, being worked on) rely on sponsors for hardware (mild concern) yes: have to run oldstable kernels; no working nflog (mild concern).
concerns-sec no no no no ? no no no no no no no no no
candidate yes only if issues are fully resolved prior to release ? ? no yes no no yes yes yes yes: (if geo-redundancy is ok) yes no

Waivers

amd64

Porters

Our toolchain maintainers are happy to support amd64 as-is.

armel / armhf

Buildds (armel)

All buildds except one (ancina) are at the same location. Machine redundancy is sufficient.

i386

Porters

Our toolchain maintainers are happy to support i386 as-is.

kfreebsd

Upstream Support

Kernel has obviously a large community which supports it. gcc has upstream support, the kfreebsd-specific part is only a few hundred lines long. glibc is done by us (mostly Petr Salinger).

mips/mipsel

RM Concerns

Need to re-evaluate the situation with mips and mipsel in two months. There is a hardware offer currently being discussed with DSA (and would also resolve the concerns from DSA), looks like heading in the right direction. Up to that implemented, mips and mipsel is just keeping up with unstable and experimental on most days.

sparc

Upstream Support

According to the gcc maintainer 32bit code generation as we use it is no longer supported upstream and we should aim for a switch to 64bit userland anytime soon.