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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: Drop 32-bit support ... finally.
(cc'ing Andi)

> On Wed, Apr 01, 2015 at 10:15:58AM +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> > From: Borislav Petkov <>
> >
> > 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
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 <>


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