[PATCH 3/3] ARM: i.mx53: Support for Voipac board. Device definition is read from Devicetree

Rostislav Lisovy lisovy at gmail.com
Sat Nov 9 17:14:14 EST 2013

Hello Sascha;

On Fri, 2013-11-08 at 09:42 +0100, Sascha Hauer wrote: 
> Hi Rostislav,
> On Tue, Nov 05, 2013 at 03:42:07PM +0100, Rostislav Lisovy wrote:
> > Signed-off-by: Rostislav Lisovy <lisovy at gmail.com>
> > 
> > diff --git a/arch/arm/boards/freescale-mx53-vmx53/env/config b/arch/arm/boards/freescale-mx53-vmx53/env/config
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 0000000..3d90172
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/arch/arm/boards/freescale-mx53-vmx53/env/config
> Why not use defenv-2?

Ok; I will use it;

> > diff --git a/arch/arm/boards/freescale-mx53-vmx53/flash_header.c b/arch/arm/boards/freescale-mx53-vmx53/flash_header.c
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 0000000..a6864a6
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/arch/arm/boards/freescale-mx53-vmx53/flash_header.c
> I'm currently generating the flash images for new boards using the
> imx-image tool and also generate multi board images. This is a very
> flexible, though maybe hard to understand mechanism. Is this the reason
> you haven't used it or were you not aware of it?
> I would rather see this board taking part in this new mechanism. Are you
> willing to port this over? Otherwise I could try and convert this patch,
> but I would depend on you testing the result.

I was investigating how the imx53-loco support is done, however I was
not sure if the 'multiboard' is the preferred way.
I found your patchset
http://www.spinics.net/lists/u-boot-v2/msg15296.html shortly describing
the functionality of the multiboard barebox -- I still do not understand
the concept. The final binary has to hold just one particular
'flash_header', thus be able to boot just on one particular board. I do
understand the flexibility of the devicetree, however something like the
SDRAM configuration can not be chosen 'on the fly' by the PBL?
It will save me (and probably others) a lot of time if you could quickly
explain the functionality.

I do agree the flash-header-imx53-loco.imxcfg looks much cleaner. I will
try to write the flash_header for the Voipac board in the same way.


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