Which microcode patch for MPC870?

Shawn Jin shawnxjin at gmail.com
Sat Jul 31 16:30:31 EST 2010

>> Which microcode patch should be selected for MPC870? In the old 2.4
>> kernel, the CONFIG_UCODE_PATCH was selected. What's the corresponding
>> CONFIG_I2C_SPI_SMC1_UCODE_PATCH? Since my board doesn't have USB, I
>> believe USB microcode is irrelevant here. So it comes down the other
>> two choices. Of course do I really need the patch? My board has I2C
>> and SMC1, but no SPI.
>> I chose CONFIG_I2C_SPI_UCODE_PATCH as an experiment but got the
>> following compilation error:
> These errors were fixed by
> http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/58262/
> and
> http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/58263/

Thanks a lot for the info, Anton.

Then the question is which patch should be selected. I don't enable
any patch and the SMC UART works properly. Next I'm going to enable
I2C but I don't know whether a microcode patch is required or not.


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