[PATCH] ARM: nommu: re-enable use of vexpress without ARCH_MULTIPLATFORM

Rob Herring robherring2 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 15:39:36 EST 2013

On 01/09/2013 02:22 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 January 2013, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
>> On Wed, 9 Jan 2013, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>>> On a related topic, I still think we should fix ARCH_MULTI_V7 not
>>> to select ARCH_VEXPRESS unconditionally and come up with a better
>>> way to avoid having an empty platform list to make 'allnoconfig'
>>> still work.
>> The virtual guest platform support that Will and Marc did is small 
>> enough that it could always be selected in place of vexpress.
> But that only helps when ARMv7 is selected, unless we want to build
> it only for ARMv4, v5 or v6 kernels.
> Besides, the only reason we can't have a kernel without any platform
> selected is that the linker script has code in it to intentionally
> barf on that because it's guaranteed not to boot on any hardware.
> If we decide that building an allnoconfig without any platform
> is actually ok, we could just as well rip out that error statement.

That patch is already posted, but Russell doesn't like it as you can
have a kernel that doesn't boot. You don't like the allno and randconfig
failures, so we're stuck. I think there are dozens of config options
that will make you not boot on any given platform, so failing to boot
because you did not select your machine is a non-issue.


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