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

Domenico Andreoli cavokz at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 20:30:27 EDT 2012

On Sat, Sep 08, 2012 at 10:56:10PM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 06, 2012 at 03:46:44PM +0000, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > We just had a discussion about
> > stale platforms at the ARM mini summit in San Diego. IMHO if a port
> > gets started and then nobody works on filling the gaps for two
> > years, we should remove it again. 
> One of the issues there is that you don't know if the reason it's not
> receiving patches or comments is because it works and people are using
> it, and they don't have anything to report against it.
> That's certainly true of a number of platforms we currently have.

I would also like to know the usefulness/completeness requirements of
new platforms.

Expecting the latest designs in each area, what is wanted for a first
submission, besides the core stuff required for booting?

 - clocks
 - gpios
 - pinctrl
 - devicetree
 - uarts
 - dma
 - i2c
 - ...

For instance, I'm absolutely not interested in audio, displays and GPUs at
the moment, at least not those equipping this board. So I will not spend
any time to contribute anything of them. Would this be a stopper?


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