We have recently notice that there is a significant fault in thread
safety of the i686 platform of 389 Directory Server. ONLY the i686
version is affected, all other versions are safe.
Large parts of the servers thread safety are affected including
reference counting, monitor counters, and io-event notification and
safety. The fault may cause unbounded memory leaks, crashes,
inconsistent data reporting and more. This fault has been present for
at least 6 months or more.
However, we have received no reports from users related to this error
As a result, we suspect no one is using i686 anymore.
Given the extensive effort to fix this, combined with the short future
life of i686 as a whole (given topics like 2038 problem), and the fact
fedora stopped supporting server i686 last year, we would like to
remove our i686 support from the project.
It is likely we will target this for 1.4.x series of Directory Server,
and retroactively for 1.3.x.
Red Hat, Australia/Brisbane