[RFC PATCH 0/2] ARM: update cpuinfo to print CPU model name

Ruslan Bilovol ruslan.bilovol at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 18:08:59 EST 2013


On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 6:02 PM, Nishanth Menon <nm at ti.com> wrote:
> On 17:54-20130129, Ruslan Bilovol wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > The following patches update cpuinfo to print CPU
> > model name for ARM. First patch exactly makes needed
> > changes for ARM architecture.
> > Second patch adds this ability to OMAP4 SoCs.
> >
> > This adds a common approach to show SoC name.
> >
> > Looks like there were few attempts to do similar
> > changes to cpuinfo without any luck.
> >
> > So - comments are welcome
> >
> > Ruslan Bilovol (2):
> >   ARM: kernel: update cpuinfo to print CPU model name
> >   ARM: OMAP4: setup CPU model name during ID initialisation
> We had an discussion on similar lines but a generic suggestion:
> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/98720/
> SoCinfo framework which was supposed to introduce this
> Would'nt that be a better approach to take than an OMAP only solution?

My goal is only to say what is the SoC model name in the /proc/cpuinfo
(And it is not an OMAP-only solution - it is common. Support for OMAP
is added in second patch)
This is the only type of information that we can apply for any SoC.
My point is - any SoC-specific information should go through some other
way - like SoCinfo framework mentioned by you.
And additional point - in cpuinfo we already have CPU name and Machine name.
The SoC name (that is something between these two things) looks also relevant

> Ccying eduardo who had driven this for some time.

Yes, let's have additional comments

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> Nishanth Menon
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