[PATCH] Remove powermac support from ARCH=ppc

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Sun Jan 15 07:56:16 EST 2006

On Sat, 2006-01-14 at 22:28 +1100, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> This patch makes it possible to build kernels for PReP and/or CHRP
> with ARCH=ppc by removing the (non-building) powermac support.
> It's now also possible to select PReP and CHRP independently.
> Powermac users should now build with ARCH=powerpc instead of
> ARCH=ppc.

Any reason not to remove CHRP too ?

> This patch doesn't actually remove all the powermac files under
> arch/ppc, but they could go.

OK, we can do that in a second step.

> This means, BTW, that it will no longer be possible to build 32-bit
> kernels for Apple G5 machines.  Also, miboot users (are there any
> still?) are out of luck until I move the miboot stuff over to
> arch/powerpc/boot.

32 bits kernel on g5 were unuspported for ages and I announced the death
of that support long enough in advance. miboot works with plain vmlinux,
the only thing those miboot images are useful for is if you need a
compressed image due to lack of space and/or if you need an embedded
initrd. Hopefully, that should be trivial to add back though.


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