Starting the arch/powerpc merge

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Wed Sep 28 10:05:14 EST 2005

On Tue, 2005-09-27 at 18:30 +1000, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> Christoph Hellwig writes:
> > What about just dropping POWER3/4 support in 32bit mode?
> Yes... I'm getting very close to deciding to do that.  In fact POWER3
> isn't too bad, since it still has BATs, but POWER4/PPC970 would be
> tricky.
> Does anyone on these lists have any major objections if we drop
> support for 32-bit kernels on POWER3 and POWER4/PPC970?

I've stopped supporting G5 on 32 bits kernel for some time now, I have
absolutely no problem just dropping the POWER4 support in 32 bits kernel
in the merged tree.


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