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Re: Support for i386 builds of glibc?
On 03/04/2013 02:10 PM, Roland McGrath wrote:
> AFAIK i386 has not been supported for Linux configurations since the advent
> of NPTL. AIUI i386 per se supports exactly one SMP-safe operation, which
> is xchg. Reworking everything to work with just that is conceivable, but
> it doesn't seem worth the effort.
> i386 has always and AFAIK still works for Hurd configurations. But I don't
> think there is any particular reason we care to support < i486. If anybody
> really has chips that old still in use, they can show up and do the work.
Thanks for the Hurd perspective. See my other question to Joseph about issuing
a hard configure error if we see -march=i386.