[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] powerpc --> ppc

Måns Rullgård mans
Sat Dec 27 12:19:01 CET 2008

Luca Barbato <lu_zero at gentoo.org> writes:

> Diego Biurrun wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 05:02:55PM +0100, Guillaume POIRIER wrote:
>>> On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 3:10 PM, Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> wrote:
>>>> There is some inconsistency in the way we handle the naming of the
>>>> PowerPC/PPC architecture right now.  Sometimes it is powerpc, sometimes
>>>> ppc.  I suggest we go for ppc, which we also use as subdirectory name.
>>>> $attached implements this and will help me with some build system
>>>> changes in the future.
>>> I support this change.
>> Luca, what do you say?
> POWERPC or PPC are the same for me, so apply the patch =)
>>>> Another thing I noticed: What is ARCH_POWERPC_405?  It is never set...
>>> This was added by this _very old_ commit:
>>> commit 45c7805311002362b42e98a664419bfe8ff23931
>>> Author: bellard <bellard at 9553f0bf-9b14-0410-a0b8-cfaf0461ba5b>
>>> Date:   Wed Jun 5 14:25:06 2002 +0000
>>>     removed unused code - began to merge alpha specific stuff - added
>>> mac macros for suitable CPUs
>>>     git-svn-id: file:///var/local/repositories/ffmpeg/trunk at 667
>>> 9553f0bf-9b14-0410-a0b8-cfaf0461ba5b
>> That's just the one in simple_idct.c, the one in ppc/mathops.h is from
>> September 2006.
>>> I don't think there's many people who actively use PowerPC 405 besides
>>> people who hack their DreamBox (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreambox)
>>> and students (since the core is freely available), so I don't care if
>>> ever you want to remove the core relative to it.
>> Luca, what do you say?
> That the simple_idct.c should be cleaned and the code should remain 
> since there are many ppc4xx, some pretty much recent, and are used on 
> stb IIRC.

I agree, there is still cleanup to do both there and elsewhere.

> We could rename the symbol to PPC4XX and update the configure 
> accordingly IF there are people interested (if anybody is using them 
> please tell)

I actually have such a chip, though I haven't used it for quite some
time.  Maybe I should try to revive it.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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