On 07/12/2017 03:44 PM, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek wrote:
On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 08:44:02AM -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 01:20:58PM +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>> The fact that i686 kernels continue to work in general is basically luck.
>> You probably will deny this, but in practice it has been so for many
>> years, because the i686 has dropped out of RHAT's business interest.
> I don't think this is unreasonable. It is easy for us to support
> architectures that a company is paying people to support. It is hard
> for us to support architectures that are not getting that that kind of
> support. As noted in this thread, this isn't just Red Hat -- it is true
> of upstream i686 as well. No one is really interested in this. I
> guarantee you that if some non-Red Hat person showed up and said "Hey,
> I'm here to work on i686 N hours per week", we would say
> "Red Hat doesn't care".
Would it be possible to make this a Prioritized Bug?
It seems to be a classic case of "affects a lot of people, nobody seems
to want to take interest".
Agreed, however I feel it's a classic case of "affects a lot of people,
but RHAT doesn't allow anybody to take action".
That said, I do own and use several i686, but have learnt it's fruitless
to report bugs, because RHAT ignores them and because RHAT does not
allow the community to get involved.
PS: Yes, your impression is right. I feel very grumpy about all this.