Re: [PATCH 00/36] AArch64 Linux kernel port

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Sat Jul 07 2012 - 19:43:21 EST

On Saturday 2012-07-07 05:53, Olof Johansson wrote:
>> ARM introduced AArch64 as part of the ARMv8 architecture
>With the risk of bikeshedding here, but I find the name awkward. How
>about just naming the arch port arm64 instead? It's considerably more
>descriptive in the context of the kernel. For reference, we didn't
>name ppc64, nor powerpc, after what the IBM/ marketing people
>were currently calling the architecture at the time either.

But then again, we went with the clumsy "x86_64" instead of the
well-credited "amd64". :)

(What was the name IBM used to call their hardware at that time?)
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