[PATCH 01/06] ARM: shmobile: Introduce SHMOBILE_FIXUP() helper

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Mon Jun 10 11:27:29 EDT 2013

On Monday 10 June 2013, Magnus Damm wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 2:17 AM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de> wrote:
> > On Thursday 06 June 2013, Magnus Damm wrote:
> My approach with this series was more to make sure all boards keep on
> working regardless what their boot loader pass. This since I too do
> not trust the boot loader - especially on older boards. Perhaps the
> more acceptable approach is to pretend to start trusting the
> information by the boot loader and deal with the fallout if that
> happens. Things may break when removing CONFIG_MEMORY_START/SIZE since
> the MEM_SIZE and PHYS_OFFSET change in arch/arm/kernel/atags_parse.c
> Anyway I can update my romImage series so it uses appended DTB with
> both AP4EVB and Mackerel. Then this series can simply be thrown away.

That sounds like a good idea, but it seems that AP4EVB does not
yet use DT_MACHINE_START, so I suspect you will need more work.

> > The easiest way is probably to declare that multiplatform booting
> > on shmobile is only supported for DT-enabled boards and that support
> > for non-DT booting will be removed at the same time as
> > non-multiplatform booting on shmobile. This is the same thing we are
> > doing e.g. on Exynos and the various Marvell embedded (non-PXA/MMP)
> > chips.  The time line for this not set yet, and I think that will
> > be one of the hot topics at this year's ARM subarch maintainer summit
> > that I hope we will have the chance to do during the kernel summit.
> > FWIW, my take on this is that at some point we will require both DT
> > and multiplatform for all ARMv6 and ARMv7 platforms anyway (not
> > for the older ones, in particular StrongARM and XScale), but we have
> > to come up with a timing that works for everyone.
> Yeah, I agree with your idea but I wonder about the timing. Actually,
> I was thinking that the prime candidate boards for multiplatform are
> our DT -reference boards. Still blocked on common clock framework
> though... I will try to sort out the memory bits first.



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