[RFC] Drop support for x86_32 from Xenomai 3.2

Jan Kiszka jan.kiszka at siemens.com
Mon Jan 18 15:07:28 CET 2021


On 17.01.21 18:26, Philippe Gerum wrote:
> 
> 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.
> 

Just to clarify: This affects the host kernel, not 32-bit userland
(compat), right? The latter is still a must-have in several applications
here, and I think beyond as well.

BTW, we should also deprecate the x32 ABI.

Jan



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