RFC: Primary architecture promotion requirements

Xose Vazquez Perez xose.vazquez at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 23:43:17 UTC 2012

Chris Adams wrote:

> Okay, but how many ARM servers are in widespread use?  For the resources
> required as a primary arch, there should be a large expected user base.
> The first sentence of the detailed description on the feature page is
> "ARM processors are the most popular CPUs in the world." but that is
> entirely irrelevant if you aren't targeting a significant number of
> those CPUs.

ARMv8 will be 64-bit and faster:

It should be ready for servers and desktops, maybe, in three-four years.
But not today.

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