[PATCH] ARM: add support for BCM2708/BCM2835 and Raspberry Pi

Seth Jennings spartacus06 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 12:53:26 EDT 2012

(sorry for the dup Stephen, forgot to reply all :-/)

On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 12:07 AM, Stephen Warren <swarren at wwwdotorg.org> wrote:
> The BCM2708 is an ARM SoC from Broadcom. It is the primary SoC in a
> series which contains the BCM2835 amongst other variants. This patch
> adds very basic support for this series of SoCs, under the BCM2708 name.

Great work! I'm glad to see this heading upstream :)

> This series was extracted from git://github.com/lp0/linux.git branch
> rpi-next or rpi-linear from 3-4 months ago, and significantly stripped
> down and modified since.

I've used Simon's tree before and it will boot up all the way with UART
support (no graphics, usb, network).  I also think it has a fully
populated device
tree.  Why, in particular, did you strip it down?

I'm new to the ARM SoC upstreaming scene so there might be a obvious
reason of which I'm not aware.


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