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SubjectRe: Can we drop upstream Linux x32 support?
On 12/14/18 22:24, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> I should clarify again: I am not suggesting that we drop 32-bit
> support in the forseeable future. (Well, I might eventually suggest
> that we drop support for 32-bit *hardware* at some point, but not for
> 32-bit compat software.) Linux's compat code is quite robust and is
> even fairly maintainable.
> I'm talking about x32, which is a different beast.
OK, this does not really make a big difference for large-scale
enterprise users. Some day in the very distant future any legacy system
will disappear, eventually.

So from my viewpoint the mentioned roadmap / timing requirements will
remain the same, whatever you are dropping.

Enterprise-critical use cases will probably need to be migrated to
KVM/qemu together with their old kernel versions, anyway (because the
original hardware will be no longer available in a few decades).

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