[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] Wither the baseline; EFI breakout session

Steven Rostedt rostedt at goodmis.org
Mon Jun 18 19:47:31 UTC 2012

On Sat, 2012-06-16 at 15:25 -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

>    However, there are much more subtle cases.  We still at least in
>    theory support i386, although it seems that more often than not the
>    i386-specific workarounds are broken in various ways.  There are
>    people out there which still occasionally test i386 and send bug
>    reports, but there is no evidence that anyone is actually *using*
>    i386 -- quite on the contrary it appears that these testers happen
>    to have a hardware specimen and happen to go "wonder what would
>    happen."  Should we still bother developing workarounds for i386?

/me eyes his old 486DX2 laptop and thinks to himself: "Hmm, I wonder if
that can still boot the latest kernel".

-- Steve

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