[PATCH v2] arm: Add basic support for new Marvell Armada 370 and Armada XP SoC

Arnaud Patard (Rtp) arnaud.patard at rtp-net.org
Wed Jun 13 12:12:57 EDT 2012

Jason Cooper <jason at lakedaemon.net> writes:

> On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 11:06:06AM -0400, Jon Masters wrote:
>> On 06/11/2012 12:52 PM, Gregory CLEMENT wrote:
>> > You'll find in this patch set the new version of the initial support for a
>> > new family of ARMv7-compatible Marvell SoCs initially submitted by my
>> > colleague Thomas Petazzoni. Following the conclusion of the discussion when
>> > we submitted our first version we have chosen to add this support for this
>> > SoC family in the to support in the arch/arm/mach-mvebu/ directory.
>> Pardon my silly question. I know that there's an effort to reconcile the
>> two different SoCs so you're picking a neutral name, but what does
>> "mvebu" mean, and will you be persistently keeping this name? 
> As persistent as anything else is in life ;-P  It covers all the SoCs that
> have come out of Marvell's EBU division.  This includes orion5x,
> kirkwood, dove, mv78xxx, the new armada xp, etc.
> We're placing all boards under that umbrella with DT support into
> mach-mvebu/.  Eventually, once DT conversion is complete, the other
> directories will empty out and mach-mvebu/ will hold all support for
> those SoCs.
> Currently, the only boards with DT support are in mach-kirkwood/: the
> dreamplug, iconnect, and a few others.  Before it gets too out of hand,
> Arnd has a patch series which consolidates it all into mach-mvebu/.
>> Our guys want to know what this new platform will entail for Fedora
>> support in terms of the platform name being used in various non-kernel
>> places.
> I'm not familiar with how Fedora does it, but debian has five
> different

nitpick: 6 different

> armel kernels, each supporting a range of boards.
> linux-image-iop32x
> linux-image-ixp4xx
> linux-image-kirkwood
> linux-image-orion5x
> linux-image-versatile

there's also linux-image-mv78xx0.


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