[Dev] Fwd: linux 4.17.7 not suitable for i386

Brett Gilio brettg at posteo.net
Tue Jul 17 19:56:31 GMT 2018

This is from the Guix mailing list, I am forwarding here just to 
sure everybody is aware of this problem.

Leo Famulari writes:

> FYI, the latest stable Linux release (4.17.7) is not suitable 
> for i386
> (i686-linux) systems. Quoting Greg Kroah-Hartman:
> "NOTE, this kernel release is broken for i386 systems.  If you 
> are
> running such a machine, do NOT update to this release, you will 
> not be
> able to boot properly.
> I did this release anyway with this known problem as there is a 
> fix in
> here for x86-64 systems that was nasty to track down and was 
> affecting
> people.  Given that the huge majority of systems are NOT i386, I 
> felt
> this was a safe release to do at this point in time."
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/7/17/434
> So, we should take care to preserve the linux-libre 4.17.6 
> package
> definition for i686-linux, or skip this release.

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