[RFC] Drop support for x86_32 from Xenomai 3.2

Meng, Fino fino.meng at intel.com
Mon Jan 18 03:49:51 CET 2021

>The I-pipe and Cobalt ports to x86_32 received neither careful
>maintenance nor testing for ages. In addition, Dovetail does not support
>the 32bit legacy mode, and there is no plan to do so. Therefore I
>recommend to stop supporting the x86_32 architecture starting from
>Xenomai 3.2, which echoes what Jan has been saying for quite a while
>about this issue too.
>If you do care about running Xenomai on this architecture and are
>willing to maintain such a port in the long run, this is definitely the
>right time to make your case, asap.

Agree,  plenty of Linux distro dropped x86_32 years ago.

BR / Fino (孟祥夫)
Intel – IOTG Developer Enabling

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