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    SubjectRe: Drop support for x86-32
    On 08/23/2012 11:54 AM, Brian Gerst wrote:
    >> - wastes time of developers who can spend their time supporting X32
    >> instead of x86-32 or support x86-64 only as 99% of users will be able
    >> to run x86-64 software if x86-32 will be dropped
    > The x86-32 arch is mature and well maintained, and shares so much in
    > common with x86-64, that there is little to be gained by dropping
    > kernel support.

    Speaking as one of the x86 maintainers... we are currently deciding the
    cost/benefit tradeoff around removing i386 support. I don't mean
    general x86-32 support, I mean i386 as opposed to i486, Pentium, and so on.

    Dropping x86-32 support is decades away.


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