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    SubjectRe: "obsolete" hardware
    >One of our firewall/routers was a 386 with 20Mb Seagate ST205 MFM drives.
    >Its had a disk upgrade to a large (mostly empty) disk as the 205 was starting
    >to die of old age

    They really don't make bad machines for routers and dialin lines. We have
    two 386s with just a network card and some modems acting as dialin
    But I really see no reason to have 386 support (and I'd say drop math
    emulation too so that people can use FP in the kernel) in the 2.1.x and
    later kernels. None of the new features are really worth implementing on
    such old hardware. Is anyone really going to have an IPv6 modem pool? And
    if you're doing IPv6 routing wouldn't you want a 486 anyways?
    -Rob H.

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