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: I might be wrong here, but
by gilboa on Thu 13th Dec 2012 06:19 UTC in reply to "I might be wrong here, but"
gilboa
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2005-07-06

AFAIR 386SX == 386 w/ 16bit memory bus.
I ran Linux 0.something on a IBM 386SX without issues.

- Gilboa

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