ARCH=ppc vs ARCH=powerpc

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Mon Jul 9 13:37:30 EST 2007

On Mon, 2007-07-09 at 02:34 +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Friday 06 July 2007, Mark Fortescue wrote:
> > For me, the requirement is to keep support for the cards indicated in 
> > arch/ppc/config/xxx_defconfig (as I have one that I might what to use with 
> > linux) in the same way as they are supported in ARCH=ppc.
> The one thing that is holding up the transition to arch/powerpc is lack
> of people with access to the respective boards. If you have one board
> that you care about, it would be good if you look into getting it moved
> over. Tell us if you have problems doing so. It shouldn't be all that
> hard any more, and if it is, maybe some documentation is missing.

It's not just lack of boards.  It's lack of understanding of the
requirements to get a board port into arch/powerpc.  Namely, the device
tree stuff.


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