[RFC] Remove support for ARMv3 ARM610 and ARM710 CPUs
arnd at arndb.de
Fri May 4 11:20:03 EDT 2012
On Friday 04 May 2012, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Fri, May 04, 2012 at 02:41:24PM +0000, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Friday 04 May 2012, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > > This patch removes support for ARMv3 CPUs, which haven't worked properly
> > > for quite some time (see the FIXME comment in arch/arm/mm/fault.c). The
> > > only V3 parts left is the cache model for ARMv3, which is needed for some
> > > odd reason by ARM740T CPUs, and being able to build with -march=armv3,
> > > which is required for the RiscPC platform due to its bus structure.
> > No objections to the patch, but I wonder if this change obsoletes any
> > hardware drivers in turn. Are there any RiscPC peripherals that are
> > only available on the older models?
> "older models" ? It's not a machine where the CPU is soldered to the
> motherboard. I could describe it as being like an x86 motherboard where
> you can plug either an ARM610, ARM710 or StrongARM CPU into it. The
> CPU type is merely incidental.
Ok, I see. I've never actually seen one of those machines myself, they
were always very rare in Germany.
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