PPC to PowerPC Migration

Josh Boyer jwboyer at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Thu Jun 12 03:32:47 EST 2008

On Wed, 11 Jun 2008 10:15:03 -0700
"Darcy Watkins" <DWatkins at tranzeo.com> wrote:

> Hi Josh,
> I think it would be more helpful if I were to tidy it a bit and add AMCC
> Taihu boot support to it first.  Then submit it.  People are more likely
> to have access to a Taihu than one of our boards.
> What I mean by "AMCC Taihu boot support" is that the board would come up
> just like our Taihushui/Kolsch family of boards, but would not include
> the extra drivers, etc needed for USB gadgets, the LCD and other like
> items that are on the AMCC board.

That sounds like a fine plan.  If you'd like, you can submit both at
the same time (as separate patches).  More board ports are always
welcome, particularly for stock eval boards.

> Once I get this done, I can submit BSP patch sets for kernel 2.6.25 and
> 2.6.26.  If there is demand, I could submit a BSP patch set for 2.6.24
> as well.

Preferably, you'd submit to the tip of the git tree for 4xx.  With the
pace of kernel development, releasing patches for "old" kernels just
means that someone has to forward port them to the latest tree.  That
might be a small effort, but in practice it's best to work with
bleeding edge if you're going to submit a patch for inclusion.

Don't be discouraged by that.  There are those that will help you if
you run into obstacles.

> Please send me (or URL to) summarized patch submission instructions /
> guidelines.

The easiest place to start is Documentation/SubmittingPatches in the
kernel tree.


More information about the Linuxppc-embedded mailing list