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    SubjectRe: [Linux-am33-list] [PATCH 0/2] MN10300: Add the MN10300 architecture to Linux kernel [try #2]
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    Suzuki Takashi <suzuki.takashi@gmail.com> wrote:

    > But is there any utility that depends on that uname says mn10300?

    autoconf:-)

    > I know existing developers should learn the arch name change.
    > But how many developers?

    I don't know. MEI probably does.

    > That's the point. They must always be told or consult the documentations.
    > Don't you think an arch name should be natural?

    Can you guarantee there won't be any non-AM33 variants of mn10300 that need
    supporting? An AM34, perhaps?

    So basically, the toolchain name should change from am33 to mn10300 by your
    argument.

    > People need not to be told on other, at least major, archs.

    There are plenty of other complications for other archs, such as 32-bit vs
    64-bit, LE vs BE and other more subtle variants, so your argument isn't that
    compelling.

    > - growing new developers will have difficulties in understanding arch
    > name difference,

    You tell them, they then know. It doesn't take long. Standard practice, I
    suspect, will involve giving them the toolchains and basic root filesystems.

    The discrepancy has been around for years, and I suspect it's not going to
    change now. If MEI ask, I will change it.

    David
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