Re: [PATCH] README: Mention when 386 support ended + update obsolete 386 paths
From: Ãyvind A. Holm
Date: Tue Jul 26 2016 - 08:54:01 EST
On 26 July 2016 at 14:12, Jonathan Corbet <corbet@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:45:43 +0200 Ãyvind A. Holm <sunny@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > - Compiling the kernel with "Processor type" set higher than 386
> > will result in a kernel that does NOT work on a 386. The
> > - kernel will detect this on bootup, and give up.
> > + kernel will detect this on bootup, and give up. The last kernel
> > + with support for 386 was version 3.7.
> So we want the documentation to reflect current kernels, not those
> from years gone by. I can't think of a reason why this paragraph
> should continue to exist at all. Can you make a new version that
> removes it altogether?
That was also my first thought, yes. But then I thought, maybe there's
some value to that information in case someone wants to try a new kernel
on some ancient hardware. But it's probably an unlikely scenario. I'll
send a new patch now.