RFC: top level compatibles for virtual platforms

Grant Likely grant.likely at secretlab.ca
Sat Jul 9 12:42:29 EST 2011

On Friday, July 8, 2011, Tabi Timur-B04825 <B04825 at freescale.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 1:43 PM, Yoder Stuart-B08248
> <B08248 at freescale.com> wrote:
>>   "MPC85xxDS" - for a virtual machine for the e500v2 type platforms
>>                 and would support 85xx targets, plus P2020, P1022,etc
>>   "corenet-32-ds" - for a virtual machine similar to the 32-bit P4080
>>                     platforms
>>   "corenet-64-ds" - for a virtual machine based on a 64-bit corenet
>>                     platform
> I think we should drop the "DS" because that's a name applied to
> certain Freescale reference boards.
> Is being a CoreNet board really something meaningful with respect to
> KVM?  I don't see the connection.
> Also, if these are KVM creations, shouldn't there be a "kvm" in the
> compatible string somewhere?

I would say so. That would accurately describe the execution environment.

> --
> Timur Tabi
> Linux kernel developer at Freescale

Grant Likely, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Secret Lab Technologies Ltd.

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