[llvmlinux] Unmatching Arch String for Aarch64/arm64

Behan Webster behanw at converseincode.com
Thu Jan 30 22:52:57 UTC 2014


On 01/30/14 14:45, PaX Team wrote:
> On 30 Jan 2014 at 14:21, Behan Webster wrote:
>
>> Really? I thought Debian was using "amd64" long before it was referred
>> to as x86_64...
> the work began in 99 or so, SuSE joined in 2000 or around that, and the first
> public release of code/docs happened some years later, in 2003 by which point
> the original name was well established among those who had worked on it. amd
> tried to change it in a last minute marketing effort to little avail as we
> now know ;).
>
> some history: http://marc.info/?l=debian-devel&m=105131499612169&w=2
>
>> But, you're right. A lot of the original work must have been done by AMD...
> by that time it was entirely amd's work, intel didn't even have working hw
> until 2004 or so and they never ever acknowledged amd's efforts in their
> official publications (which in turn pissed off many people at the time to
> the point that even Linus was considering an arch rename to amd64 in the
> linux sources out of spite).
Seems I should have blamed AMD. ;)

I stand corrected.

Behan

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