Subject: RFC: Rename PPC_MPC6XX to PPC_OEA
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matt Thomas <email@example.com>
Date: 02/02/2003 21:21:18
Very soon, I'd to rename to PPC_MPC6XX to PPC_OEA(*) (and anything
mpc6xx* to oea*). While this may seem pendantic to some, there's
a real reason to do this.
The IBM Power3/Power4 are OEA implementations, but OEA 64bit
implementations. With a few macros, much of the 6xx assembly
can be reused for the OEA64 processors.
While we could keep the PPC_MPC6XX name, it seems wrong to use
it for the IBM OEA 64bit processors as well.
(*) OEA is acronym for "Operating Environment Architecture" which is
the privileged environment defined in PowerPC "green book".
Matt Thomas Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
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