Re: Can we drop upstream Linux x32 support?

From: Ivan Ivanov
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 - 14:18:39 EST

My main reason on staying at Pentium 4 is that it does not contain
Intel ME backdoor (it came starting with Core 2 Duo)
ÑÑ, 12 ÐÐÐ. 2018 Ð. Ð 22:12, Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 10:50 AM Ivan Ivanov <qmastery16@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > 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
> Just to clarify: no one is proposing to drop 32-bit hardware support
> or normal x86 compatibility support from new kernels.
> That being said, you should seriously consider replacing that P4.
> Unless you live somewhere with *very* cheap power or you barely use
> it, replacing it will pay for itself quite quickly.