Organisation of 4xx initialization code

Armin Kuster akuster at
Sat Nov 17 04:15:22 EST 2001

David Gibson wrote:
> At the moment the initialization for each of the 4xx boards goes
> through the platform_init() in arch/ppc/kernel/ppc4xx_setup.c, which
> in turns calls a board_init() function for the specific board.
> It seems to me that it would make more sense to put platform_init() in
> the board specific files, and these functions could then call back,
> where appropriate, to generic 4xx setup functions.  This would mean:
>         - It would be easier to support wierd and wacky boards which
> have non-standard address setups.
>         - Some ugly #ifdefs in ppc4xx_setup.c could be done away with.
>         - We should be able to remove some inconvenient header
> dependencies - at present lots of things are recompiled when board
> local defines are changed because walnut.h/ep405.h/etc are included
> indirectly in serial.h and some other unexpected places.
> Thoughts?
> --
> David Gibson                    | For every complex problem there is a
> david at     | solution which is simple, neat and
>                                 | wrong.  -- H.L. Mencken


I actual did the work a week ago and it became quite evident it was
pointless to restructure to that extent at this time (Dan & Tom both
laughed at me as well).  We should address this when those weird & wacky
boards come along IMHO.

-- armin

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