[U-Boot] [PATCH 1/2] ARM: add basic support for the Broadcom BCM2835 SoC

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Fri Jun 22 19:28:19 EDT 2012

Dear Stephen Warren,

In message <4FE4FD2F.4010703 at wwwdotorg.org> you wrote:
> >> OK, that's fine; I'll rely solely on patch email then. I just figured on
> >> saving Albert some git am work, seeing as how many other single SoCs are
> >> handled via git pull already.
> > 
> > Are there?  Which for example?
> Tegra does this for sure. There are also u-boot-ti.git,
> u-boot-samsung.git, and u-boot-marvell.git that I believe are for the
> same purpose.

All these handle a number of processors - note that (with the
exception of tegra) these are explicitly named as vendor trees,
collingting all processors from some silicon vendors.  Have a closer
look at the imx (Freescale) or TI or Samsung or Marvell trees - all
these handle a pretty large number of different SoCs.

We can discuss to add a Broadcom repository one day - but only after
it turns out that there is sufficiently large traffic here on the
list to justify another split.  Given that Broadcom has essentially
zero coverage in mainline U-Boot, there is some way to go before we
reach such a point.

Just for a single SoC it makes no sense to set up a new custodian

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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