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

Matthew Garrett mjg at redhat.com
Wed Dec 16 15:07:48 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 12:30:11AM +0000, Paul Jakma wrote:
> 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 yum.

"It works for me" is a poor standard of support.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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