[PATCH] Re: Linkstation Mini and __machine_arch_type problem, not booting since 3.8

Jason Cooper jason at lakedaemon.net
Fri Jun 19 06:01:01 PDT 2015


On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 02:16:34PM +0200, Benjamin Cama wrote:
> Le vendredi 19 juin 2015 ?? 10:13 +0100, Marc Zyngier a ??crit :
> > On 19/06/15 02:38, Benjamin Cama wrote:
> > > I read quite a bit about all this virtual/hardware IRQ stuff, and the
> > > irq domains, interesting. I see that orion5x seems to be one of the
> > > last platforms not using it (appart from DT-converted boards); is it a
> > > bad sign about its durability????
> > 
> > No, we have platforms that will most probably never be converted to DT,
> > and they are very far from rotting in the tree.
> Nice to know. One of the reasons for converting my board to DT was fear
> that it may one day be mandatory. Is there any particular reason for
> keeping some boards non-DT while still being maintained?

If folks are using the sub-arch and interested in maintaining them, they
stick around.  mach-orion5x/ is a wierd case because there aren't many
users.  The mvebu folks have put a lot of work into supporting /
converting the legacy platforms (kirkwood, dove).  Thomas did most of
the work converting orion5x, but there simply aren't many users to test.
So it's in a half-converted state.

iow, we're glad to see you contributing patches for orion5x.  ;-)



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