RFC: Primary architecture promotion requirements

Jon Masters jcm at redhat.com
Tue Mar 20 19:31:35 UTC 2012

On 03/20/2012 01:42 PM, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 12:54:36PM -0400, Jon Masters wrote:
>  > > The hardware is way slower ... so we can just build on faster hardware
>  > > (x86_64). Which is the only sane way to do it.
>  > > Trying to build on ARM directly is kind of a gimmick but nothing one
>  > > can seriously use to build a whole operating system. (Yes it works but
>  > > it is way to slow).
>  > 
>  > Well, we've done a number of mass rebuilds, a complete bootstrap from
>  > scratch, and several releases now. So, it might be a "gimmick", but it
>  > works. We need to stop thinking of ARM as it was 10 years ago. This
>  > year, we're going to see systems with 288+ cores in 2U of rack space.
> Why are you even bringing up this as yet unreleased hardware in the context
> of "arm32 builds are slow" ? Even if it was released today, it doesn't
> solve this problem at all.

The hardware I'm citing there is 32-bit, and it's coming later *this
year*. So I'm not conflating the two at all here, honestly :)

> "Arm32 as primary" and "Arm64 as primary" are two entirely separate discussions,
> and conflating the two isn't solving anything.

I agree. Don't worry, we'll be getting to AArch64 later :)


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