[PATCH] General CHRP/MPC5K2 Platform and drivers support - to comment

Kumar Gala galak at kernel.crashing.org
Sat Oct 21 00:34:34 EST 2006

On Oct 20, 2006, at 9:24 AM, Nicolas DET wrote:

> Kumar Gala wrote:
> >>
> >> > 4. look at replacing sram_allocator w/rheap
> >> >
> >>
> >> This SRAM allocator is the exact same from the original Linux  
> one. In
> >> fact, it is the original one. Would it be possible to accept  
> this code
> >> as it is and schedule rheap integration later ?
> >
> > I dont follow, what do you mean by 'original Linux one' ?
> There are already some kind of Bestcomm DMA engine supoprt for some  
> embbeded system (ARCH=ppc). In order to speed up the developement,  
> the API is (almost) compatible so we can use the drivers wrote for  
> this API. For example, the Ethernet driver enterily rely on this  
> API. However, the 'soon to be release' ATA driver has been rewritten.
> I did not at the time (yet) to look at rheap, but I know the  
> current allocator is not really good (it can not free!).
> I was just thinking, as this code is alraedy in some Linux tree, we  
> could still use it there, and plan to replace it by a much better  
> one (keeping the API compatible) later on.

Is this in the kernel tree already, I am not coming across it.

- k

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