powerpc tree vs ppc tree

Grant Likely grant.likely at secretlab.ca
Thu Feb 21 11:01:55 EST 2008

On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 3:03 PM, David Baird <dhbaird at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 1:57 PM, Ricardo Ayres Severo
>  <severo.ricardo at gmail.com> wrote:
>  >  I have a simple doubt, but I find no answer. What is the difference
>  >  between the powerpc tree to the ppc tree in the kernel source?
>  >  Which one should I use with a virtex II pro board?
>  ppc (32-bit versions) and ppc64 are deprecated trees scheduled to be
>  removed from the Linux kernel.
>  powerpc is the new preferred tree and is trying to consolidate ppc and
>  ppc64.  For Xilinx ppc405 though, I think the ppc tree is still
>  recommended, but that will probably be changing soon (this summer)?

arch/powerpc is getting close to usable on the virtex, but there are
still some missing bits.  It won't be ready for prime time until


Grant Likely, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Secret Lab Technologies Ltd.

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