Gaah. Guys, this whole ARM thing is a f-cking pain in the ass
Let ARM rot in the mainline. I really don't care anymore.
It'll be interesting to see what direction this goes. Considering also the forks for the Android kernel and the different directions ARM development wants to go compared to Intel.
ARM has tended to be somewhat difficult to port to - vendors have multiple versions of the instruction set out there depending on device size/power requirements, with different floating point units (NEON, VFP) etc.
The result is we end up with situations like OpenEmbedded supporting multiple kernel trees in it's build engine just to take care of the wide range of hardware it supports.
Hopefully this will make the situation somewhat better.
And, as always, it's discussed openly, so, whoever depends on it doesn't get surprised by the next release.