x86-64 on i386 (was Re: Promoting i386 version over x86_64?)

Paul Jakma paul at dishone.st
Wed Dec 16 00:30:11 UTC 2009

On Tue, 15 Dec 2009, Matthew Garrett wrote:

> And the remaining 0.1% of the work is probably the other 99.9% of 
> the time. I think you massively underestimate the number of corner 
> cases present in an utterly untested configuration.

My data-point is that I ran an x86-64 kernel on i386 F10 for a few 
months until I got tired of yum not being able to update kernel 
packages. The kernel side apparently works fine AFAICT. The .1% is 

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