Posted Apr 7, 2011 14:07 UTC (Thu) by arnd (subscriber, #8866)
Parent article: ARM wrestling
Just to clarify: My suggestion was not to create a new architecture tree to replace the entire ARM code, but to create a new subarchitecture along with the existing ones inside of the ARM architecture tree.
There is no need to duplicate the core code for this, but I think a lot of social problems stem from the fact that every subarchitecture currently acts as a separate universe with very little incentive for subarchitecture maintainers to work together. Having just a single subarchitecture for all modern SoCs would force people to care about the quality of the other company's code.