On July 19, 2019 3:08:33 PM MST, Justin Forbes <jforbes(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 10:21 AM Bruno Wolff III
> On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 12:48:09 -0700,
> Adam Williamson <adamwill(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> I noticed an issue booting recent kernels on a machine I just cross
> from i686 to x86_64 and had to use a 5.2 kernel for that project. But
> I tested the x86_64 kernel on that machine I had what looked to be
> problem. However another x86_64 machine booted fine.
> I'm going to be going on vacation soon and probably won't have much
> try stuff this week. I might be able to do some testing next week,
> machine doesn't build kernels very quickly.
Sorry, I was on vacation, but i686 kernels and bootable images are no
longer being built in rawhide, or for F31 and beyond.
F29 and F30 will continue to receive i686 kernel updates until they are
I foresaw this, and it came even sooner than my cynical self expected. A sad end. i686
still has numerous valid uses. It looks like the fundamental nature of Linux has changed,
and it is no longer an operating system suitable for running on truly ancient hardware.
How intensely depressing.
I applaud the valiant effort of those who attempted to keep i686 alive in the Fedora
I should have done more, but I had very little free time and even less energy.