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Re: PPC subarches

On Mon, Aug 02, 2004 at 09:42:18AM +0200, Turbo Fredriksson wrote:
> I'm trying to understand the PPC architecture.
> What are all those subarchitectures (pmac, chrp, chrp-rs6k and prep)
> and why are they special? Why do they warrant their own kernel?

They don't. They just use a different boot loader wrapper.

> Is the AmigaONE a subarch, or it's own flavor?

Yes, sure. Altough i suppose it would be a prep/uboot/whatever subarch.

Please go the 2.6 way, which has much less problems with these, and even won't
need mkimage, since there is a uboot target in arch/ppc/boot/simple. Proper
support can then be added to mkvmlinuz.


Sven Luther

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