[PATCH 1/3] ARM: msm: Remove MSM7x00 support

Daniel Walker dwalker at fifo99.com
Thu Dec 1 14:33:12 EST 2011

On Thu, 2011-12-01 at 11:27 -0800, David Brown wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 10:39:05AM -0800, Daniel Walker wrote:
> > > If someone is willing to step up and make it work, then we can keep it
> > > around.  My only G1 is fried, so I have no way to do anything other
> > > than keep it compiling.
> > 
> > Unfortunately, You can't remove it regardless of whether or not you have
> > one to test on.. Your job is to do the best you can to keep it working
> > and maintained. If you don't have one then you can't boot test but you
> > still have to your best to keep it as close to working as possible.
> I was trying to get an idea if anyone uses the target.  If people
> want the target around, we can just ignore my patches to remove it.

Please don't ever do this again.

> Remember, though, it is a tradeoff.  The msm7201 is fairly different
> than the other MSM targets, and adds some effort to the consolidation
> work across all of ARM.  I think it would be better, overall, to drop
> support for it, if there are no users.

To me that would be a failure in design of the consolidation.. If we
removed all the targets that are "different" we might not have many

> I'm pretty sure that the chips themselves are past end-of-life, so
> there isn't going to be any new hardware based on the msm7201.

There's still plenty of them floating around.

> I'm curious what kinds of uses people have for their G1s.
> Speaking of old targets, it doesn't look like the mahimahi (Nexus One)
> ever made it to the point of building.  I have a dev board board on
> the msm8650, and the chip support does work.  It'd be nice to get
> patches to get the Nexus One target to work as well.  (the
> board-mahimahi.c includes a board-mahimahi.h that isn't present).

I'd love to have it working too.


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