[llvmlinux] Unmatching Arch String for Aarch64/arm64

Thiago C. Santini qpsantini at gmail.com
Thu Jan 30 23:56:21 UTC 2014


Thanks for this thread guys, that was a lovely and interesting read! :)


On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 8:52 PM, Behan Webster <behanw at converseincode.com>wrote:

> 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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> behanw at converseincode.com
>
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Thiago Caberlon Santini
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