On Sun, 2018-04-08 at 09:59 +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote: > Hi Michael! > > I was just pointed at your pull request to remove POWER4 support from the > kernel and I'm stumped. POWER4 is something that people are still actively > using. > > I'm not aware of any breakage you are mentioning, we have multiple machines > running 4.15 kernels on older PPC64 machines without any issues. > > Please keep in mind that IBM isn't the sole manufacturer of POWER machines > but there are also people running PPC64 Linux on embedded PPC64 machines > with Freescale CPUs for example.
We aren't dropping support for any Freescale CPUs (BookE). Are you really aware of anybody using a POWER4 though ? Those were huge machines using a lot of electricity for little processing power by today standards... Note: We aren't removing 970 (aka G5) support, only server POWER4. Cheers, Ben.