On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 05:08:29PM -0400, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
On 11 July 2017 at 16:57, Josh Boyer
> On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 4:41 PM, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski
> <dominik(a)greysector.net> wrote:
>> On Tuesday, 11 July 2017 at 22:26, Florian Weimer wrote:
>>> I ran into this unannounced change:
>> I noticed this is categorized as self-contained, which I think is wrong.
>> I also have hardware that would no longer run Fedora after such change
>> (a netbook with an older Intel Atom CPU which supports SSE2, but is
>> 32bit). Unless the change proponent can provide some numbers suggesting
>> that 32bit users are a tiny minority of our userbase, I'll probably
>> be against such change.
> Anyone with 32-bit hardware is going to be against this change. It is
> a known downside. It also doesn't change the fact that i686 kernels
> are in a zombie state, where the kernel team does not actively support
> them and the community has not significantly stepped up to do so.
> That approach was done quite a while ago, and explicitly communicated.
> The fact that i686 kernels continue to work in general is basically luck.
Or that they have been broken at various times and no one noticed.
They're broken most of the time (under qemu at least). A while back I
just stopped running the libguestfs tests on them because no one was
interested in fixing them.
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