[UPDATE] Getting ownership for various boards/platforms configs

Gabriel Paubert paubert at iram.es
Wed Jun 8 19:24:53 EST 2005

On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 04:47:35PM -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:
> The following boards have no owners and if they dont get one the plan 
> is to kill them:
> ep405
> mvme5100
> pcore

Actually mvme5100 and pplus could easily be merged with generic
PreP IIRC. At least I wrote a bootloader that remapped my
MVME2400/2600/2700 to look like an MVME5100 (CHRP memory map
but residual data and no OF). This allows much larger
windows to map to the VME bus (which is often very
sparsely populated).

The only real difference at boot between MVME5100 and
pplus is the mapping of physical addresses to PCI
I/O and memory space, and perhaps also the way to access
the console device. But I don't have any MVME5100 nor
do I plan do buy one (perhaps an MVME6100 but the host
bridge is completely different).

The question is whether we want a residual data to 
pseudo OF device-tree translator in the bootloader
or another way of passing board data to the kernel.

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