[PATCH] APM821xx: Add support for new SoC APM821xx
jwboyer at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Mon Sep 13 23:44:36 EST 2010
On Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 10:45:26AM -0500, Olof Johansson wrote:
>On Sun, Sep 05, 2010 at 10:19:53PM -0700, Tirumala Marri wrote:
>> > Then the device tree identifier, and the cpu setup functions, etc,
>> > should indicate
>> > 464, not APM821xx.
>> This is new SoC based on 464 cpu core. All the previous SoC device tree
>> CPU portion uses SoC name.
>Hm, you're right. Confusing.
>Still, the cpu setup functions would make more sense to have the core
>name in, not the SoC name. Especially since multiple SoC families might
>use the same core, etc.
In theory. In practice, it just makes it a damn mess. I'd rather leave
it as-is until we can get a good split-out of the core variants and what
their setup functions might require. Starting with just this SoC and not
fixing everything else is going to be confusing and probably wrong.
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