[PATCH] General CHRP/MPC5K2 Platform and drivers support - to comment

Paul Mackerras paulus at samba.org
Tue Oct 24 08:57:03 EST 2006

Matt Sealey writes:

> It confused me even before, because ppc and ppc64 have also been
> used to support real POWER (with a capital P, O, W, E and R) processors,
> and now these are lumped in with powerpc which is no better than
> ppc64 in these terms?

"PowerPC" is the name of the instruction set architecture, "POWER" is
the name of some specific implementations of the PowerPC architecture
made by a certain large multinational computer company.  Unless you're
talking about the really really old ISA that was the predecessor of
PowerPC, that is. :)


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