ARCH=ppc vs ARCH=powerpc

Mark Fortescue mark at
Tue Jul 10 00:33:05 EST 2007

Hi All,

I am currently trying to identify an anoying feature of linux on my 
sparc32 systems but I will do some work on the ppc -> powerpc migration 
as soon as I have exauhsted my current avenues of investiation on the 
sparc32 issue.

 	Mark Fortescue.

On Mon, 9 Jul 2007, 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.
>> I have just made some tweeks to get ARCH=ppc building for me but I still
>> need to sort out what is required to get around *** Error: Headers not
>> exportable for this architecture (ppc).
> You should simply install the headers with ARCH=powerc, even when the
> kernel is built with ARCH=ppc. From the user space point of view, there
> is only one set of headers.
> 	Arnd <><

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