I want to know the difference between architecture and platform in Linux kernel. When I had downloaded the latest kernel
tarball, observed that a directory named with arch, it contains different names of processors & inside to any one processor directory again there is a directory called platform.
/arch/powerpc is a directory under arch in Linux kernel &
/arch/powerpc/platforms is a directory under
So, what does this actually mean?
Can anyone explain this in detail, referring from hardware perspective to software perspective, please?