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Re: Supported Hardware ?

On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 02:52:47PM +0200, Karoly Balogh (Charlie/SGR) wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, 24 Oct 2016, Antoine Durand wrote:
> > after reading the Supported Hardware doc
> > https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/powerpc/ch02s01.html.en#idp40476048
> > I still can't understand if the following NXP/Freescale PowerPC Cpus are supported or not
> That page seems to contain some obsolete information if you ask me...
> Like, does current Debian even work on OldWorld PCI PowerMac?
> > MPC8641D
> I'm pretty confident this has e600 cores, which is an updated version of
> the PowerPC 7400 series, which Apple called the "G4". So this is normal
> 32bit PowerPC, with Altivec, so normal powerpc branch in Debian.
> > T1042
> > T2081
> These should be e5500 and e6500 cores, therefore they're PowerPC64, but
> *not* PPC64LE, they are only able to run in big endian. That is, if the
> kernel has support for them, but I think it does. They also should be able
> to run a PPC32 kernel, much like the 8641D, but I'm not sure that
> combination is actually supported.

Running powerpc with the 64bit kernel is probably the best bet for those.

At least the 6500 is supposed to be able to run little endian as far as
I know, but I don't think it can run ppc64el.  The altivec part is big
endian only though.

> The e5500 core doesn't have Altivec extensions, the e6500 has, if i'm
> correct.
> > Can anybody confirm or explain which PowerPC branch they belong ?
> > Thank You Very Much,
> Hopefully I got it right. :) Maybe someone will correct me if I was wrong.

I think it was pretty good.

Len Sorensen

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