[PATCH] [RFC] arm: add documentation describing Marvell families of SoC
nico at fluxnic.net
Tue Jul 17 11:45:08 EDT 2012
On Tue, 17 Jul 2012, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 July 2012, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> > As stated in the introduction of the document, the families of ARM
> > SoCs at Marvell are very complicated, and it is difficult for
> > newcomers to understand the organization of this SoC family and how it
> > relates to the Linux kernel support for those hardware platforms.
> > This document is only at RFC stage for now, it requires reviews and
> > comments from the Marvell maintainers, the PXA maintainers and the MMP
> > maintainers. For correctness of course, but also to add any other
> > information that would be useful. For example, one of the thing that
> > wasn't clear how to detail in the documentation is how the SoCs relate
> > to each other in terms of hardware IP blocks. For example, most of the
> > Kirkwood/Dove/Armada 370-XP/etc. hardware IPs (I2C, SPI, USB, SATA,
> > etc.) are identical, while the PXA and MMP families are completely
> > separate.
> This is wonderful! Even if there are some pieces missing or incorrect,
> it looks extremely valuable. I remember countless times of browsing
> through the marvell web site and the source code trying to make sense
> of how things fit together.
> Thanks a lot for compiling the list!
I think I have an old list that was compiled by Lennert. I'll try to
dig it out in case this document could benefit from it.
> > +Orion family
> > +------------
> > +
> > + Flavors:
> > + 88F5082
> > + 88F5181
> > + 88F5181L
> > + 88F5182
> > + 88F5281
> > + 88F6183
> > + Core: ARMv5 compatible
> > + Linux kernel directory: arch/arm/mach-orion5x
> > + No public datasheets available.
> I would also mention that the core in this is "Feroceon", not just that it's ARMv5.
> Same for mv78xx0 and kirkwood.
They're not all Feroceons. Some of the core names were: Mohawk,
Jolteon, Flareon, and even Orion might have been a core name initially.
Possibly others I can't remember now.
> > + PXA930, PXA935, PXA955
> > + Core: ARMv5 compatible Sheeva core
> This looks wrong. According to the Kconfig file, PXA93x actually uses the
> same core as PXA3xx, while PXA955 uses an ARMv7 PJ4 core.
Oh, and BTW Flareon is also a PJ4.
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