[PATCH 10/11] Add MPC8360EMDS board support

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Wed Oct 4 15:52:27 EST 2006

> I still think an embedded_feature_call() support in a
> board port would be the best solution to many of these
> complex things we are trying to define in this device
> tree information.  In the places where we need some
> kind of board specific support, like hardware set up for
> some peripheral, just do the feature_call, passing enough
> information to indicate what is needed, and let the
> board support do what is necessary.  This could be
> setting bits in a BCSR, setting up the processor IO
> ports, enabling power to external logic, etc.  This has
> been proven to work well on the PMAC, just extend it
> to be used on embedded boards.

I don't see how a mecanism of feature call at the board support level is
in any way incompatible with the device-tree thing. I'm happy mixing
both on powermac :)


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