[lkml]   [2018]   [Dec]   [10]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: Can we drop upstream Linux x32 support?
On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 5:23 PM Andy Lutomirski <> wrote:
> I'm seriously considering sending a patch to remove x32 support from
> upstream Linux. Here are some problems with it:

I talked to Arnd (I think - we were talking about all the crazy ABI's,
but maybe it was with somebody else) about exactly this in Edinburgh.

Apparently the main real use case is for extreme benchmarking. It's
the only use-case where the complexity of maintaining a whole
development environment and distro is worth it, it seems. Apparently a
number of Spec submissions have been done with the x32 model.

I'm not opposed to trying to sunset the support, but let's see who complains..


 \ /
  Last update: 2018-12-11 02:41    [W:0.148 / U:0.356 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site