Re: Can we drop upstream Linux x32 support?

From: Ivan Ivanov
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 - 13:50:41 EST

Please don't drop x86 support from the Linux kernel ! You may not
realize it, but there are plenty of people who care about x86 systems.
I have a good old Pentium 4 based computer which is 32-bit, using it
for some weird Linux experiments + retro gaming, and if I can't run
new Linux kernels there - it would be SAD
ÑÑ, 12 ÐÐÐ. 2018 Ð. Ð 21:15, Joseph Myers <joseph@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Wed, 12 Dec 2018, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > > MIPS had o32, n32, n64 since like forever.
> >
> > o32 and n32 are practically the same, the only difference on the
> > syscall ABI that I can see are the actual syscall numbers, and
> > the 'struct sigcontext' definition.
> And for syscalls that have 64-bit arguments, n32 generally passes those in
> a single register (like n64), not pairs of registers (like o32). But,
> yes, userspace structure layout for n32 is generally much closer to o32
> than to n64.
> --
> Joseph S. Myers
> joseph@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx