Contributed by jose on from the even-more-security dept.
i386 support has been dropped from of the platform. Peter Valchev, who is working hard on the removal of the code from the tree, says, "It's just too easy to exploit i386." Instead, the platform is shifting all of its efforts to the HPPA platform, where "the stack grows the other way around," Valchev says. This is sure to limit the exposure to the common stack smashing exploits so easily carried out on i386. This obviously means that the primordial HPPA port will have to mature in time for a 3.4 release.
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