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[4]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by dnebdal on Thu 13th Dec 2012 18:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
dnebdal
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2008-08-27

No, you get downvoted for saying that removing support for 80386 in a kernel tree that will never be run on 80386 is "being an arsehole".

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