ARCH=ppc vs ARCH=powerpc

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Mon Jul 9 13:38:28 EST 2007

On Fri, 2007-07-06 at 17:21 +0100, Mark Fortescue wrote:
> Hi,
> I have noticed and read a few comments regarding the demise of ARCH=ppc.
> Having two PowerPC arcitectures and only supprting one of them makes 
> little sense. Is it not time to migrate (where required) the remaining 
> code from arch/ppc to arch/powerpc and asm-ppc to asm-powerpc. There are 
> not many files left that are unique to ARCH=ppc so it should not take too 
> long.

It was started in 2005.  It's taken too long already.

Bug fixes will still be taken until arch/ppc dies.  New platform/board
support, no.


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