Re: Let's drop x86-x32 (was Re: [OE-core] [PATCH 05/51] rpm: update 4.17.0 -> 4.17.1)

Richard Purdie

On Wed, 2022-07-20 at 10:49 +0200, Alexander Kanavin wrote:
Note: this update fails on x32 with

configure: error: unrecognized GNU build triplet linux-gnux32
This time I want to put my foot down and suggest that we just drop the
whole x32 variant from the autobuilder (I had already sent a patch for
this previously). In all likelihood it was never used to ship anything
to customers, and was only devised to look better in benchmarks
against competition.
That amounts to dropping x32 support because as soon as we remove these
tests, it will bitrot.

There is still some value in the project being able to support
different architectures and different type sizes so I do still lean
towards keeping this alive at a minimal level.



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