Subject: Re: Separating PowerPC 4xx and 6xx arch-specific code
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 04/09/2001 23:04:27
At 02:46 PM 4/10/2001 +1000, Simon Burge wrote:
>We (Wasabi) are working on a port to a 4xx series PowerPC board, and in
>the interests of sharing as much code as possible between the 4xx family
>and the 6xx/7xx family I'd like to propose adding some new kernel config
>options.  What I'm thinking of is:

IBM 4xx?

>  + Adding to the kernel config file(s):
>         options         ARCH_4xx        # PowerPC 400 family
>         options         ARCH_6xx        # PowerPC 600/700 family


>  + Defopt'ing these in files.powerpc as
>         defopt  opt_arch.h      ARCH_4xx ARCH_6xx

Exactly what are the differences that need to differentiated?
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