[PATCH] Consolidate XILINX_VIRTEX board support

Grant Likely grant.likely at secretlab.ca
Sat Aug 11 00:28:06 EST 2007

On 8/10/07, Peter Korsgaard <peter.korsgaard at barco.com> wrote:
> >>>>> "GL" == Grant Likely <grant.likely at secretlab.ca> writes:
> Hi,
> WR> -boot-$(CONFIG_XILINX_ML300)        += embed_config.o
> WR> -boot-$(CONFIG_XILINX_ML403)        += embed_config.o
> WR> +boot-$(CONFIG_XILINX_VIRTEX)       += embed_config.o
> >>
> >> Don't do that. Other boards with Xilinx FPGAs don't necessarily need
> >> embed_config.c
> GL> Then post patches for those boards so we can properly support the
> GL> different configuration.
> Also if the boards are not generally available? No problem for me, but
> I don't quite see the point.

GregKH likes to tell the story of one architecture that is actively
maintained, but only has about 2 users total.  The point isn't how
available the hardware is; the point is to see how others are using
the code.  Having a larger base of platform support to draw from makes
it easier to recognize patterns in the code which

Or, from a more selfish perspective; It's one thing to say "this
will/won't work because of that platform over there that you can't
see", and quite another to show the code and say "this is what I need
to do".  If you get your code merged, it is easier to influence the
design direction.  ie. you can say "Don't do that; you'll break this
supported board!"  :-)


Grant Likely, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Secret Lab Technologies Ltd.
grant.likely at secretlab.ca
(403) 399-0195

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