Re: [PATCH 00/36] AArch64 Linux kernel port

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Wed Jul 18 2012 - 15:55:47 EST

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM, Jon Masters <jcm@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> So we should think with a
> mindset of 2-3 years from now rather than where we were yesterday.

Why do you think aarch64 would be a better name 2-3 years from now?

And why do you think ARM management magically has good taste? They got
the PAE thing wrong too. They literally copied everything Intel did
*wrong* in this area, and we know it was wrong even with *more* than
2-3 years of hind-sight.

"the one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again"
- Santayana

Seriously. We've gone through exactly this on the x86 side. Your "I'm
sure it will be better in 2-3 years" has nothing to back it up. And
no, stupid marketing decisions by companies do *not* suddenly turn out
to be smart things a few years later.

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