How to allocate a new machine type?

Marek Vasut marek.vasut at
Tue May 4 19:45:24 EDT 2010

Dne St 5. května 2010 00:17:48 Corbin Simpson napsal(a):
> On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux
> <linux at> wrote:
> > On Tue, May 04, 2010 at 02:32:15PM -0700, Corbin Simpson wrote:
> >> So, I noticed that there's a Pollux entry, POLLUX_WIZ (1950), in the
> >> mach-types list already. Does anybody know if that covers all Pollux
> >> devices, or just the Wiz? Also, what do I have to do to allocate a new
> >> type?
> > 
> > It's for "GamePark Holdings GP2X Wiz".  So it seems its only for the Wiz.
> > 
> >   Machine name:     GamePark Holdings GP2X Wiz
> >   Web site:
> >   Description:      The GP2X Wiz is a handheld video game machine using
> > the MagicEyes Pollux SoC.
> > 
> > For information on machines, including registering new ones, etc, see
> > the bottom of Documentation/arm/README in the kernel tree.
> Russell,
> Thank you for the quick reply. Type 2028 appears to be the Didj,
> allocated by one of the OpenWiz guys. I will use that.
> While the merge window is still open, is it kosher to send patches to
> this list for upstream? I have a few patches that don't rely on the
> arch-lf1000/arch-pollux code that I'd like to unload. I know that I'm
> new to this part of the kernel, but I think I'm learning quickly.
> ~ C.
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