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Re: Altivec in baseline for ppc64?

> On 13. Jul 2021, at 21:44, Karoly Balogh <charlie@scenergy.dfmk.hu> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Charlie


I didn’t see that you have already posted a note because of the X5000. Thanks for the hint.


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