[Dev] Fwd: linux 4.17.7 not suitable for i386

Megver83 megver83 at hyperbola.info
Tue Jul 17 20:16:07 GMT 2018

El 17/07/18 a las 15:56, Brett Gilio escribió:
> This is from the Guix mailing list, I am forwarding here just to make
> 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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Thanks for the info. Will see what does ArchLinux32 does regarding this,
but surely the easiest way is to skip linux-libre 4.17.7, which is about
to be released.


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