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

Stephen Warren swarren at wwwdotorg.org
Thu Sep 6 21:38:11 EDT 2012

On 09/06/2012 10:53 AM, Seth Jennings wrote:
> (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?

Mainly because not stripping it down would be a huge patch or set of
patches to review at once. The smaller and more basic we start, the
easier it is to get reviewed/applied etc., and then build on incrementally.

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