Peter Robinson wrote:
The problem with that is getting someone to do the work. The whole
reason that the i686 kernel was retired was due to people not stepping
up to do the maintenance of the kernel, and the kernel alone. Having
been one of the few people in the community that's been involved in
and lead arch bring ups and maintained architectures in the bad old
days of secondary koji instances and continue to lead the ARMv7 and
aarch64 architectures I can tell you it's not an insignificant amount
of work, both the initial boot strap and ongoing maintenance. I've
been involved in the alternate architecture projects in Fedora for ~
9.5 years and it's a LOT of work and it's not a do it once and it's
done, it's constant and ongoing.
Well, to be fair, the initial bootstrapping wouldn't be that big an issue
because the bootstrap for x86_64+AVX2 would just be a copy of the normal
x86_64, which would then be gradually replaced by mass rebuilds.
The bigger issue is the resource overhead, and especially the scarce
resource that is time humans have to spend for debugging.