mpc5xxx support (Was: Re: Proposed Kconfig update patch for help text)
wd at denx.de
Fri Apr 2 03:05:10 EST 2004
In message <20040401161622.GA26876 at smtp.west.cox.net> you wrote:
> In all seriousness, when the 52xx code for 2.4 was brought up, there
> were a number of objections to the Motorola provided code, from it's
> buggy to it being unacceptable crap. Finally, 2.4 is about to enter a
So far, it's all we have, right? Or do you have anything significant-
> "deep freeze", or so Marcelo intends at least, so I think it's out of
> the question for the mainline. I don't mind keeping the
So why made you me submit all the stuff in the first place when you
were going to put it on hold until it was too late for inclusion?
> linux-2.4-mpc5xxx tree up to date so others can pull for what they need,
> but it's a dead end.
Indeed. Develpment continues in our CVS tree. I will not waste the
time and effort to produce any new patches if they get dumped anyway.
> For 2.6, I think one of the following options needs to be done.
> - Motorola code, cleaned up with input from the community (and the bits
> Linux just doesn't need, left out).
I think this is the only option there is.
> - Ignore the Motorola code, or since it's GPL (must be to be in the
> kernel, so I'm just making the assumption here...) use it as a guide
> for how things work to implement a clean Linux implementation of the
> code. I know there's someone working on this (who pops up on
> #mklinux on freenode from time to time) but I don't know how far
> they've gotten.
Ummm... Why is there no discussion about this on any mailing list?
And don't you think that that at least Motorola should be included in
any such attempts? [AFAICT they are not, at least not until today.]
Also, isn't this kind of wasted effort as the target is still moving?
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