Re: Altivec in baseline for ppc64?
> On 13. Jul 2021, at 21:05, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi Sébastien!
>> On 7/13/21 1:55 PM, Sébastien Villemot wrote:
>> The wiki page that synthesizes architecture specificities indicates
>> that Altivec is included in the baseline for the ppc64 port:
>> 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:
>> 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
This was the right decision. Some users use Debian PPC64 on their AmigaOne X5000 machines and these machines don’t have AltiVec.