[PATCH] Fix 8250 probe on ppc32

Tom Rini trini at kernel.crashing.org
Tue Nov 8 03:31:44 EST 2005

On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at 04:20:22PM +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-11-07 at 09:09 -0700, Tom Rini wrote:
> > That depends on what we're going to expect out of arch/powerpc/boot,
> > which I'm talking with Paul about. 
> I'd be quite happy to see the bootloader code kept separate from the
> kernel in future.
> Fedora's ppc64-utils package currently has a 'mkzimage' script and a
> bootloader stub based on what's in arch/ppc64/kernel, but modified to be
> capable of loading 32-bit kernels too. We can quite happily put together
> the stub, the vmlinux and the initrd after the fact.

I've always found it quite handy, and thought it was a good new user
experiance that they could just build and boot the kernel with just the
kernel tarball around.  If everything going forward ships from the hw
vendor with U-Boot, that's less of an issue, but I don't know how likely
!Freescale is to change.

> I don't really see why any of the other stubs necessarily need to live
> with the kernel either.

Avoiding duplication of hardware defines (serial, whack-a-device, etc)
has been part of it.

Tom Rini

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