[Ksummit-discuss] [TECH TOPIC] ARM legacy board DT conversion finalization

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Fri May 23 06:57:19 PDT 2014

On Friday 23 May 2014 15:40:15 Linus Walleij wrote:
> On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 8:50 PM, Rob Herring <robh at kernel.org> wrote:
> > I do think having todo lists would be valuable. I would like to see
> > more than a one off list and have a living document. Linus W had a
> > great spreadsheet on this for multi-platform enablement. Perhaps this
> > would spur people to do some of the clean-ups (or it will just bit rot
> >  ).
> It's still there:
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aj_PQh-9xwkMdHRHYzRzOEhyMEt5b3UtOFIwcHRpWEE
> However I don't think there is much to discuss really. It's just work,
> we know how to do it.
> The real problem is that of somebody doing the work, and when maintainers
> don't want to do the work, how to proceed by leaving the platform as-is
> (legacy), delete it (lacking active maintainer) or have some custodian
> like me acquire the hardware and fix it up myself.
> Arnd and I have discussed this and we basically think that the StrongARM
> stuff (RISC PC, Netwinder, SA1100-based handhelds etc) are legacy
> systems while all ARMv4T and later are target for modernization if
> and only if an active maintainer is available to pursue the work.

I was also including the XScale based platforms (ixp, iop, pxa) in the
same category as StrongARM, although PXA sticks out a bit as there is new
development going on for that platform.


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