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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: Drop 32-bit support ... finally.
    On 01.04.15 10:56:00, Robert Richter wrote:
    > (cc'ing Andi)
    >
    > > On Wed, Apr 01, 2015 at 10:15:58AM +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
    > > > From: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
    > > >
    > > > Today, April 1st 2015, marks almost 15 years since the introduction of
    > > > the 64-bit extensions to the x86 architecture. And frankly, 15 years was
    > > > a graceful period enough for people to move to 64-bit. Therefore, today,
    > > > I'm removing 32-bit support from x86 Linux. And it was about friggin'
    > > > time...
    >
    > No, I vaguely remember booting the first 64 bit cpu (on real hw) for
    > the 2002-2003 time frame. I need to check my memories on a more exact
    > date, but you guys from Suse should know better. So 15 years are not

    Looks like Feb 7 2002, assuming this is genuine:

    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1049122/amd-microsoft-hammer-memo-leaked

    Not sure about Linux first booting 64 bit.

    -Robert

    > yet over and I really would like to wait at least until then. Another
    > question is if 64-bit simulators take into account here.
    >
    > Though, I assume a discussion on this topic will at least take 1-2
    > years, so it's good to start with it now. Also, I really would like to
    > finally switch off and retire my K7 which still runs some regression
    > tests (will need to check the actual used kernel version). It was a
    > good time, but now I realize it's somehow over. Considering this and
    > apart from my concerns above:
    >
    > Acked-by: Robert Richter <rric@kernel.org>
    >
    > -Robert


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