RFC: Primary architecture promotion requirements

Jon Masters jcm at redhat.com
Thu Mar 22 19:47:49 UTC 2012

On 03/20/2012 06:51 PM, Brendan Conoboy wrote:
> On 03/20/2012 03:33 PM, Jesse Keating wrote:

>> "doing all of these things" doesn't happen magically just because the
>> board/fesco grants that ARM is suddenly a primary arch. If we made arm a
>> primary arch tomorrow, you'd still have to solve all the above issues,
>> only now you've got hundreds of very angry developers who's workflow is
>> now severely interrupted, and they're all calling for your head. Doesn't
>> it make more sense to solve these issues /before/ doing the promotion?
>> Figure out how to make the car go 60mph before taking it onto the
>> freeway, else you'll piss off all the other cars on the freeway.
> Absolutely.  We're having this discussion as a way to solve the issues 
> before promotion.  None of us expect ARM to be promoted today, or 
> tomorrow, but perhaps 3-5 months from now is realistic.  Or maybe that's 
> too soon.  The bottom line is that there are issues to be worked out and 
> that's what has prompted the discussion.

I think this is the best takeway from the thread I've seen so far. We're
trying to figure out where to go to get to PA. If it turns out F18 is
wildly optimistic, ok, no problem. We'll come back later after we get
all the kinks ironed out. But the past few days have provided invaluable
initial input as we figure out how to drive at 60mph, while also giving
you greater than 60mpg in power/performance :)


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