Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Dec 2012 21:47 UTC
Linux "This tree removes ancient-386-CPUs support and thus zaps quite a bit of complexity [...] which complexity has plagued us with extra work whenever we wanted to change SMP primitives, for years. Unfortunately there's a nostalgic cost: your old original 386 DX33 system from early 1991 won't be able to boot modern Linux kernels anymore. Sniff. I'm not sentimental. Good riddance." Almost 21 years of support for a professor. Not bad.
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RE: It's the right move
by Luke McCarthy on Sat 15th Dec 2012 00:13 UTC in reply to "It's the right move"
Luke McCarthy
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If it were me I would drop 32-bit x86 altogether, but I guess that is too radical a step at the moment and I guess someone is probably still using 32-bit machines.

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