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

Segher Boessenkool segher at kernel.crashing.org
Fri Sep 14 08:30:28 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"?
> Only in so much that we need something that states what the actual 
> processor is.

You mean, something needs to say "8572"?  I think the "soc" node
would be best for that.

It's all not terribly important, just something to think about.

>>>> 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?
> No.  I've had enough of this device tree foo for a while :)

Heh okay :-)

> [I'm happy to test any patches related to this, if someone else comes 
> up with them]

Well I don't know what the problem is ("it doesn't work" doesn't
say much), and don't have your hardware to test.  Maybe we can do
it on IRC again ;-)


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