[RFC] Add .dts file for Netgear ReadyNAS 102
w at 1wt.eu
Tue Jul 2 09:49:47 EDT 2013
On Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 09:44:21AM -0400, Jason Cooper wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 03:38:25PM +0200, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> > Dear Jason Cooper,
> > On Tue, 2 Jul 2013 09:33:37 -0400, Jason Cooper wrote:
> > > > The big blocker is that no-one has written the driver for it. It is
> > > > still on our (Free Electrons) TODO-list, but not as a top-priority item
> > > > for the moment.
> > >
> > > Ok.
> > >
> > > > Ezequiel had started to do some preliminary cleanup work on the
> > > > pxa3xx-nand driver, with the ultimate goal of making it support Armada
> > > > 370/XP (because the IP in the Armada 370/XP is apparently an evolution
> > > > of the PXA3xx NAND controller), but our priorities shifted to those
> > > > other topics. We will back on it some day, but I can't say when at the
> > > > moment.
> > >
> > > Is this under contract? If so, I don't want to take it from you. If it
> > > isn't, perhaps Ezequiel and Arnaud could mind-meld?
> > The big problem is that the Armada 370 and Armada XP datasheets are
> > still only available under NDA, so it's quite hard for someone to step
> > up and do this, without access to those datasheets.
> > It used to be on our TODO-list, but isn't any longer, and I have no
> > informations about when it will re-appear on our TODO-list at this
> > point.
> So, Arnaud, how do you feel about tackling the nand driver based on the
> sources you have and the pointers above?
BTW if that can help, I already have a working port of the driver that is
present in Marvell's kernel. The port is absolutely ugly, it's plain copy
paste of the HAL parts that I needed until it built and booted. It worked
on my mirabox with 3.8. I know it doesn't work since recently (I believe
since introduction of the mbus driver) though I haven't had time to check
why yet. The advantage of such an ugly work is that I'm sure that it will
never be merged into mainline :-)
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