ARCH=ppc or ARCH=powerpc

Parav Pandit paravpandit at
Thu Aug 24 22:38:41 EST 2006

ppc = 32bit.
  powerpc= 64bit.
  Correct me if I am wrong.
  I am not sure why community didn't adopt the name ppc and ppc64 just like ia-32 and ia64.

Benjamin Delagoutte <BDE at> wrote:

I'm new to Linux PowerPC platform, and I'm wondering what ARCH we should
use to build the kernel. There seems to be 'ppc' and 'powerpc'. What's
the difference between the two ?

Thank you !


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