[PATCH 0/4] RealView boardfile endgame

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Thu Feb 25 06:29:08 PST 2016

On Thursday 25 February 2016 14:15:07 Linus Walleij wrote:
> This patch set deletes the RealView board files and moves it
> over to a pure Device Tree boot, deleting ~3500 LoC.
> Prerequisites:
> - The MTD driver patch handling the flash memory write
>   protection and VPP enable must go into the MTD subsystem.
>   http://marc.info/?l=linux-arm-kernel&m=145380689210787&w=2
> - The CLCD device tree support patches (uncontroversial set)
>   must go into the FBDEV subsystem.
>   http://marc.info/?l=linux-fbdev&m=145622172219039&w=2
> - I must queue the device tree patches for the Evaluation
>   Boards and Platform Baseboard and Platform Baseboard
>   Explore before these patches.
> However this is how it will look once the above is in place,
> and it will support everything the kernel already supports
> today.
> Tested on the real hardware for PB1176JZF-S and PB11MPCore.
> Tested on QEMU for 1136, 1176, 11MPCore and Cortex-A9 EB,
> Platform Baseboard for Cortex-A8 and Platform Baseboard Explore
> for Cortex-A9 variants.


This leaves the question whether we should do all the preparation
in 4.6 and then only take these for 4.7, or do them all at
once. I can see good reasons either way, but none of them
particularly strong. What did you have in mind here?


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