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Re: Debian PowerPC and PowerPC Notebook.

On Fri, Dec 04, 2015 at 04:05:18PM -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 04, 2015 at 08:55:12PM +0000, Fadi Osman wrote:
> > Hello Len,
> > I am checking with the others before answering you questions.
> > But I remember one of the reasons is that we were worried that powerpc would be eventually dropped in favor of ppc64 and ppc64el...
> Well I see very little happening on ppc64 (ppc64el is doing fine), and
> powerpc is doing fine.  There are a lot of 32 bit powerpc systems still
> out there and as I was asking, I doubt ppc64 in general is actually an
> improvement over powerpc for most userspace code.
> ppc64el on the other hand is targetting very large machines running very
> large data talking to little endian accalarator cards, so it makes sense
> to go all 64bit (and little endian there), while I just don't see ppc64
> making sense in the same way.

ppc64el also had a lot of improvements in ABI, which they could make,
since they didn't have to keep compatibility anyway.


> -- 
> Len Sorensen

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