Re: "obsolete" hardware

Alan Cox (
Mon, 9 Jun 1997 21:55:00 +0100 (BST)

> But I really see no reason to have 386 support (and I'd say drop math
> emulation too so that people can use FP in the kernel) in the 2.1.x and
> later kernels. None of the new features are really worth implementing on
> such old hardware. Is anyone really going to have an IPv6 modem pool? And
> if you're doing IPv6 routing wouldn't you want a 486 anyways?

Why go to the extra work of dropping it. Anyway there are people using MCA
bus 386's with Arcnet quite happily in 2.1.x. I dont see why IPv6 routing
needs a 486 either