CPU features again

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Thu Apr 19 02:36:05 EST 2001

On Wed, 18 Apr 2001, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> Those feature bits have to be common accross the entire PPC range (and
> possibly common with ppc64 too since ppc64 is supposed to run ppc32
> binaries, except that ppc64 has 32 more bits to stuff it's own features
> for 64 bits binaries).

BTW, we don't take the sparc64/mips64 approach and create arch/ppc64/?
Sparc64/mips64 run 32-bit binaries as well.



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