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Re: Altivec in baseline for ppc64?


On Tue, 13 Jul 2021, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:

> > However my understanding is that this port supports any powerpc64 CPU,
> > including some that don’t have Altivec (e.g. POWER4 or POWER5). This
> > is also what the main wiki page for PPC64 says:
> > https://wiki.debian.org/PPC64
> >
> > Can someone please clarify the situation?
> The ppc64 originally used the ppc64 baseline including AltiVec e.g
> PowerPC970, (64-Bit PowerMac). However, the previous port maintainer
> decided he wanted to support embedded systems such as the PowerPC E5500
> which does not support AltiVec.

Just to note it here, this CPU family is also used by some relatively
recent desktop-class PowerPC machines, like A-Eon's AmigaOne X5000 (and
its "CyrusPlus" motherboard). So it's not just about the support of some
obscure embedded dev board.


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