My own two cents in this whole thing, after reading this entire thread... Matt's
This isn't a call to action because the release is a week away and there's
critical 32-but bugs that need fixed. This isn't a call for support because
there's specific bugs that need fixed.
This is a call to arms for a handful of people--a team-- to own 32-bit kernels and their
issues both now AND into the future. To deep dive EVERY issue that comes in and figure out
the problem, and fix it.
Hans, the reason you're not getting a list of specific bugs, is because thats kind of
the point. "What can we do to help?" isn't really a helpful question. It
implies specific issues, which misses the point.
What you, or anyone else, can do to help is step up and say "I am willing to own i686
kernels from this moment and going into the future. I will triage bugzilla and prioritize
things, I will ask for help on specific issues once I have identified them." And then
go down that.
Unless someone steps up, the reality is i686 kernels are gonna die. They may not
OFFICIALLY die, but they'll die a slow death because no one cares, and no one is
testing outside of OpenQA. Bugs will occur, breaks will happen, maybe they'll get
reported or maybe they won't.
Personally I couldn't care less about i686 kernels or whether or not they work. Every
machine I own is 64bit capable and has 4Gb of RAM or more.
If anyone out there DOES care about these kernels, AND has the time to donate AND has the
skills necessary to support them, AND actually cares about this enough to actually put in
the time.. then they need to speak up.
On Jul 12, 2017, at 15:17, Samuel Sieb <samuel(a)sieb.net>
> On 07/12/2017 12:12 PM, Matthew Smith wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 8:03 PM, Samuel Sieb <samuel(a)sieb.net> wrote:
>> I guess if this change goes through I
>> will be looking into how to run a 64-bit kernel and 32-bit userspace. We
>> also still have a few laptops that are running 32-bit Fedora, but they don't
>> have to and they will all be retired within a year anyway.
> Why do you want to keep the 32-bit userspace?
I could be wrong, but since they only have 2GB of RAM, I think that the 32-bit userspace
takes less runtime memory.
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