Need stable 2.6 kernel for TQM823L

Thomas Maenner tmaenner at
Fri Jul 4 04:59:29 EST 2008

Thanks much Grant,

On Wednesday 02 July 2008 22:58:19 Grant Likely wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 02:18:13PM -0700, Thomas Maenner wrote:
> > Hi Guys,
> >
> > I have used the 2.4 kernel successfully on the TQM823L and 855s, and
> > wanted to try out a 2.6 version. So I downloaded the latest from Wolfgang
> > @ but I'm getting all sorts of compile errors....
> >
> > Before I continue to dive in, I wanted to ask the group some questions:
> > - Is 2.6 ported to the TQM8xx modules?
> $ ls arch/powerpc/boot/dts/tqm*
> arch/powerpc/boot/dts/tqm5200.dts  arch/powerpc/boot/dts/tqm8555.dts
> arch/powerpc/boot/dts/tqm8540.dts  arch/powerpc/boot/dts/tqm8560.dts
> arch/powerpc/boot/dts/tqm8541.dts
however, I found config files in the ppc tree:
ls arch/ppc/configs/TQM8*

Is this stuff still working?
Do I still need to create a device tree?

Thanks again


> Unfortunately, it doesn't look like any of the tqm8xx boards have been
> added to the device tree directory, so the answer is probably, 'no'.
> > - If so, is it stable?
> I believe 8xx support is stable in arch/powerpc, but you'll need to
> write a device tree file for the board.  Look for a similar board in
> arch/powerpc/boot/dts/ to use as a starting point.
> You'll probably also need to add a platform file to
> arch/powerpc/platforms/8xx that matches against your new device tree file.
> g.

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Thomas Maenner
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