[PATCH v2 1/8] ARM: DRA7: id: Add cpu detection support for DRA7xx based SoCs'

Tony Lindgren tony at atomide.com
Wed Jul 31 02:42:01 EDT 2013

* Rajendra Nayak <rnayak at ti.com> [130730 23:09]:
> Tony, what do you suggest we do for this series? Since we have just an es1.0 and one board
> at this point for dra7xx, things would be fine even if we do a dt based parsing to identify
> the device, and I am fine with it if thats what we feel is the right way forward.
> For the rest of the DT only platforms (omap4/5/am335x) anyway getting rid of these rev checks
> from the kernel and depending on DT parsing needs to be a separate series anyway and I dont
> plan to address those as part of this series.

Well I'd say there's no need to drop the hardware revision checks
at this point at least for existing hardware. That's a very minimal
piece of code and there are way bigger issues to tackle.

For new SoCs, we could do it based on the compatible flag. If it
helps booting newer hardware with older kernels, then that's a good
reason to do it.



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