Linux Kernel Developers Discuss Dropping A Bunch Of Old CPUs


Old platforms: bring out your dead

After v5.10 was officially declared an LTS kernel, I had a look around the Arm platforms that look like they have not seen any patches from their maintainers or users that are actually running the hardware for at least five years (2015 or earlier). I made some statistics and lists for my article last year [1], so I'd thought I'd share a summary here for discussion about what we should remove. As I found three years ago when I removed several CPU architectures, it makes sense to do this in bulk, to simplify a scripted search for device drivers, header files and Kconfig options that become unused in the process.

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