RFC: proposed arch/powerpc directory structure

Paul Mackerras paulus at samba.org
Fri Aug 12 13:49:22 EST 2005

Tom Rini writes:

> I'm a bit ppc64-ignorant, but isn't 'pSeries' just a regular
> OpenFirmware-containing ppc64 box (like Maple) ?  How about just 9xx/

Ummm, no, not exactly.  The distinctive thing about pSeries is the
hypervisor interfaces.  And in fact most pSeries boxes aren't
970-based, rather POWER4/4+/5.  If you want to generalize, we could
call the directory "papr" (for Power Architecture Platform
Requirements, the name of the document that describes the pSeries
platforms) rather than pSeries, but I suspect that would just confuse
people. :)


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