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    Phoronix: Linux 4.20~5.0 Bringing Better x86 32-Bit Hibernation Support

    Intel's Rafael Wysocki sent in the power management updates today for the Linux 4.20~5.0 kernel cycle...

  • #2
    I don't think I will ever use a 32-bit machine again.
    64-bit on desktop, laptop, tablet, phone and server.
    64-bit on single-board computer (Raspberry Pi 3, etc).
    Probably 64-bit on smartwatch and IoT.


    • #3
      there are still gorgeous 32-bit systems, e.g. the Sony Vaio P: not to mention nice vintage systems, like a SPARCstation 2:


      • #4
        Too bad the 32-bit architecture is dead! 32bit RIP


        • #5
          Mostly academic at this point, it would have been useful 20 years ago. I haven't had a 32bit system in nearly 15 years.


          • #6
            It's nice to have. I have a 32-bit-only laptop running a few feet away (2006-era Dell Inspiron E1505/6400).

            Ironically, Windows 10 support for it recently cratered (it installs, the Windows logo appears, but no spinner).


            • #7
              Does anyone know which generations of processors this will affect?

              Also the email is addressed to Linus, has he come back?


              • #8
                Maybe they will port Linux to the Intel Management Engine (currently running Minix). That's 32-bit, I think. On each and every modern Intel processor.

                The other 32-bit Intel things have been discontinued, I think: 32-bit-only Atoms and the Quark. (The Quark might still be alive as the IME.)

                Repeating myself: if they are working on this, they should fix this serious power management bug for Baytrail:

                There are a lot of 64-bit systems for which 32-bit Linux could make sense. There were a raft of netbooks and tablets with only 2G of RAM, many shipped with 32-bit UEFI (and no legacy mode). Code density matters for those resource-starved machines. But I cannot imagine that Intel would want to facilitate Linux on those systems.