[PATCH RFC 00/20] ARM: oxnas support removal

Linus Walleij linus.walleij at linaro.org
Fri Mar 31 01:51:19 PDT 2023

On Fri, Mar 31, 2023 at 10:34 AM Neil Armstrong
<neil.armstrong at linaro.org> wrote:

> With [1] removing MPCore SMP support, this makes the OX820 barely usable,
> associated with a clear lack of maintainance, development and migration to
> dt-schema it's clear that Linux support for OX810 and OX820 should be removed.
> In addition, the OX810 hasn't been booted for years and isn't even present
> in an ARM config file.
> For the OX820, lack of USB and SATA support makes the platform not usable
> in the current Linux support and relies on off-tree drivers hacked from the
> vendor (defunct for years) sources.
> The last users are in the OpenWRT distribution, and today's removal means
> support will still be in stable 6.1 LTS kernel until end of 2026.
> If someone wants to take over the development even with lack of SMP, I'll
> be happy to hand off maintainance.
> The plan is to apply the first 4 patches first, then the drivers
> followed by bindings. Finally the MAINTAINANCE entry can be removed.
> I'm not sure about the process of bindings removal, but perhaps the bindings
> should be marked as deprecated first then removed later on ?
> It has been a fun time adding support for this architecture, but it's time
> to get over!
> Patch 2 obviously depends on [1].
> [1] https://lore.kernel.org/all/20230327121317.4081816-1-arnd@kernel.org/
> Signed-off-by: Neil Armstrong <neil.armstrong at linaro.org>

Acked-by: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij at linaro.org>

Linus Walleij

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