[PATCH v3] [POWERPC] 85xx: Add basic Uniprocessor MPC8572 DS port

Segher Boessenkool segher at kernel.crashing.org
Fri Sep 14 03:06:44 EST 2007

>>> +		PowerPC,8572 at 0 {
>> Maybe it would be good to use "PowerPC,e500" instead -- it would
>> make it easier to probe for the actual CPU type, that way.  Not
>> that Linux uses the name/compatible here at all ;-)
> I thought about this, not sure what the best solution is.

Since the CPU cores on all these SoCs are identical (well, there
might be a few revisions, or different cache sizes or such -- minor
differences that can be probed for separately), it probably is a
good idea to name them in the tree instead of having each client
have its own table.

Or is there anything about the CPU that can be derived from "8572"
but not from "e500"?

>>> +	soc8572 at ffe00000 {
>> You should put an interrupt-parent in here, so you can get rid of
>> it in all the children.
> Are interrupt-parent's inherited by child nodes?

A node without "interrupt-parent" uses the regular tree parent for
walking the interrupt "tree".

>> And then there's the pci_bridge thing we're discussing on IRC, of
>> course -- basically, get rid of the pci_bridge pseudo-node, and
>> move the interrupt-map for the south-bridge devices into the
>> south-bridge node.
> Leaving the interrupt-map in the PHB because that works and moving it 
> down has issues.

Okay, fair enough.  Are you looking at resolving those kernel issues?


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