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Re: Release Team Sprint Results

On 2014-11-10 22:01, Steve Langasek wrote:
On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 09:33:07PM +0000, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
[re-adding -devel@]

On Mon, 2014-11-10 at 21:20 +0000, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-11-10 at 13:08 -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Hi Jonathan,

> > On Sun, Nov 09, 2014 at 11:52:31AM +0000, Jonathan Wiltshire wrote:
> [...]
> > >    - i486 support dropped

> > I'm rather certain that i486 hasn't been supported in Debian for at least
> > the past 4 years (and probably much longer, my memory is fuzzy; but as a
> > data point, https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2011/11/msg00687.html).
> > Why is this on the release team's radar as something that needs to be
> > documented in the release notes for jessie?

> I believe this was intended as a reference to this change in the latest
> Linux kernel upload:

>   * [i386] Rename 486 flavour to 586, as it has not worked on 486
>     processors since we enabled CC_STACKPROTECTOR (Closes: #766105)

Yes, that matches my recollection. (Our notes on this are pretty rough, and what's in that mail is nearly verbatim from the notes, so...)

Ok, well, given that Debian didn't work on 486 for years before that, I
think this is a non-event that doesn't need to be release-noted.

That sounds reasonable.


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