[PATCH] arm: Add basic support for new Marvell Armada SoC family

Rob Herring robherring2 at gmail.com
Tue May 15 10:35:55 EDT 2012

On 05/15/2012 04:55 AM, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Le Tue, 15 May 2012 10:51:35 +0100,
> Ben Dooks <ben.dooks at codethink.co.uk> a écrit :
>>>> You'll find in this patch set the initial support for a new family
>>>> of ARMv7-compatible Marvell SoCs, that we have choosen to support
>>>> in the arch/arm/mach-armada/ directory.
>> I went for the arch/arm/mach-mv-armadaxp as it kept the marvell socs
>> together (ignoring kirkwood and dove for the moment).
> mach-mv-armadaxp would be a good name if we supported only the Armada
> XP SoC, but we also support the Armada 370 SoC within the same
> directory. This makes it easy to build a single binary kernel image
> that boots and runs on both SoCs.

Directory location doesn't really have anything to do with what can be
in a single kernel binary. We will soon be building single images across
mach directories. With some hacks and limitations, Arnd has built (not
run) omap2+, u8500, imx and one other in a single kernel. If there's
overlap with dove or other platforms, then they should probably all be
combined into a single mach directory. One option would be make the new
mach directory somewhat generic and then later move dove or others into
the new directory.


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