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.


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