[PATCH] ARM: l2c: prima2: only call l2x0_of_init() on matching nodes

Russell King - ARM Linux linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Tue Apr 29 08:14:33 PDT 2014

On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 11:05:06PM +0800, Barry Song wrote:
> 2014-04-28 22:52 GMT+08:00 Russell King - ARM Linux <linux at arm.linux.org.uk>:
> > On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 10:37:09AM -0400, Matt Porter wrote:
> >> The "fix" is tested against bcm281xx and bcm21664 as that is what the
> >> l2c cleanup breaks in -next. As mentioned, I don't have the sirfsoc h/w
> >> so this first attempt at a fix also breaks their platform. It can be
> >> addressed by adding those platform specific compatibles back to the dts,
> >> of course.
> >>
> >> I'd much prefer that the sirfsoc folks fix this...it's going to break
> >> other platforms in a multi v7 build.
> >
> > Well, it's about time we got rid of this from platform specific code
> > anyway, taking it away from platform maintainers to mess around with.
> > So that's what I'm doing.
> >
> > It's worth noting that if you build a single zImage with exynos also
> > enabled, then you also end up with an unconditional call from that
> > code to l2x0_of_init() with it's own magic numbers - and that applies
> > before my changes.
> >
> > So let's fix this properly and yank this crap from platform maintainers
> > fingers.
> i mentioned dropping specific dts compatible prop will break non-csr
> platforms in the mail thread "ARM: prima2: remove L2 cache size
> override" and i said i was going to send v2. you said you need it
> before rc6. now it has been sent, but i am sorry it is not against
> next-20140424.

FFS.  IT HASN'T BEEN SENT.  All that I did was drop it into linux-next
so that more people would get off their fat backsides and test this
fscking patch set - something which hasn't happened because no one
pays attention to emails sent to mailing lists.

I also told you that this was what I was going to do.  But... is it
really on to hold up such a large patch set which impacts virtually
everyone because _you_ don't have time to sort out your small special
requirements - no it is not, that's just fscking selfish.

Anyway, I've had it with dealing with platform maintainers, I've yanked
this patch set, and I'm no longer planning to do anything with it -
platform maintainers have destroyed my will to get any of this series
into the kernel.

So, the L2 cache code is going to remain in its current state, and it's
going to rot because it's _FAR_ too much effort dealing with slow people
like yourselves, or people who want the series split up, or people who
whinge that there aren't any acks there (WELL GET OFF YOUR FAT BACKSIDES
AND SEND ME SOME IF YOU CARE ABOUT THIS - no, don't, I'm no longer pushing
this series.)

This is the last time I'm going to ever try cleaning up any core ARM code.
Core ARM maintanence is impossible in this environment with arm-soc split
from core ARM stuff, because core ARM stuff /always/ impacts on SoC
specific code.  You can't get away from that.

My position in this community has been made impossible and obsolete by
Linaro.  I'm at the point of walking away from this crap.

FTTC broadband for 0.8mile line: now at 9.7Mbps down 460kbps up... slowly
improving, and getting towards what was expected from it.

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