[PATCH] Consolidate XILINX_VIRTEX board support
David H. Lynch Jr.
dhlii at dlasys.net
Thu Aug 23 16:43:59 EST 2007
Josh Boyer wrote:
>> arch/boot/simple/embed_config.c jusst seems to be a random collection
>> of board specific code anyway.
>> A giant case statement implimented with #ifdef's. It is just
>> screaming to be done some better way.
>> You mean like a device tree? ;)
Maybe, I am waiting to see somebody move something to device tree so
that I can get a better grasp of what it is and how it works.
From what little I know I think it is going to be very significant for
my BSP - we are trying to use a single binary for alot of different
boards, or the same board with different firmware. From what I am
gathering I can have the loader pass a device tree to the kernel
and the device tree will basically describe the hardware to the kernel.
Only at the moment I don't have the time to learn enough to attempt to
lead the charge moving xilinx stuff to powerpc.
Is there a way to do this in small peices ?
It would be nice to end some of the debate on how to setup ppc/4xx for
multiple xilinx targets and just get it over with and move to powerpc
device tree, ...
But I can't beat others up for what I can't find time for myself.
Dave Lynch DLA Systems
Software Development: Embedded Linux
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