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Qemu dropping 32 bit hosts? [ Re: [RFC PATCH] docs/about/deprecated: Deprecate 32-bit host systems]

Hi folks,

Qemu folks are talking about possibly dropping 32 bit HOST support for Qemu so
my question is, are there users of a 32 bit system that use Qemu?

If there is enough response I can forward these to the Qemu folks or else we
might indeed see 32 bit host support dropped/deprecated...

With regards,

----- Forwarded message from Peter Maydell <> -----

Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2023 11:47:02 +0000
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] docs/about/deprecated: Deprecate 32-bit host systems

On Mon, 30 Jan 2023 at 11:44, Thomas Huth <> wrote:
> Testing 32-bit host OS support takes a lot of precious time during the QEMU
> contiguous integration tests, and considering that many OS vendors stopped
> shipping 32-bit variants of their OS distributions and most hardware from
> the past >10 years is capable of 64-bit

True for x86, not necessarily true for other architectures.
Are you proposing to deprecate x86 32-bit, or all 32-bit?
I'm not entirely sure about whether we're yet at a point where
I'd want to deprecate-and-drop 32-bit arm host support.

-- PMM

----- End forwarded message -----

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