On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 1:22 PM, Justin Forbes <jforbes(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 9:41 PM, Jeff Backus
> (Apologies - resending because I wasn't subscribed earlier)
> Hi list,
> I'm contacting you on behalf of the x86 SIG. Today FESCo approved our
> request to continue to support Fedora on x86 hardware, provided that we do
> our part to keep things running.
> I encourage you to reach out to us when things do come up. You can find us
> at x86(a)lists.fedoraproject.org or on #fedora-x86. We will likewise try to
> be proactive in tracking down and triaging x86-related issues as well as
> helping test and debug things.
> One caveat that FESCo attached to our request is that if you, the kernel
> team are cleared to treat i686 as any other secondary arch when you run
> into build issues. That is, you are allowed to ExcludeArch i686 until these
> issues are resolved. We ask that you block FE-ExcludeArch-x86 so that we
> can track these issues.
> Happy to do so. There wasn't much need on the current issue because there
are other problems keeping us from getting a successful build just yet.
Yay, merge window. I really appreciate the SIG stepping forward and finding
the solution for i686 though in a timely manner.
Additionally, FESCo would like us to establish a minimum level of hardware
> supported. We are working on this list and will follow up with you once we
> have it completed. In the interim, we did want to address a couple of
> concerns that were passed along by Stephen Smoogen:
> * We have decided to drop support for PAE, so please feel free to disable
> it on the next build
> * We have decided to continue to support pre-SSE2 hardware for the time
Done, rawhide going forward will drop PAE. Current stable Fedora releases
will continue to build PAE as it wouldn't be wise to drop support on an
This might require changes in Anaconda. IIRC, it will look at the
cpuflags during install and look to install the PAE kernel if that
flag is present. Unless the standard i686 kernel does a fake
Provides, it might cause install issues if it's missing. At least