Ubuntu on a 486?

John Moniz john.moniz at sympatico.ca
Thu Dec 14 21:13:10 UTC 2006

Adam Conrad wrote:

> <snip>
>I think you make the mistake here of believing that we expend a great
>deal of energy targetting 486-class CPUs.  If a bug comes up in the
>toolchain where we find we're accidentally generating opcodes a 486
>can't handle, sure, we'll look into it, but for the most part, the work
>here is twofold:
>1) Build a kernel that can run on 486 machines (the poorly-named -386
>kernel, in our case... This is reasonably trivial)
>2) Make sure our toolchain .....
>... Adam
Adam, not knowing very much about kernel development, I'm curious as to 
the type of kernel work you would do there and how it would relate to 
the kernel work done by the Linux kernel development team. Are you part 
of that team?



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