[dev-4.7 patch 5/5] arch/arm: introduce support for Mallanox evb aspeed 2500 config and dts flavors

Joel Stanley joel at jms.id.au
Wed Aug 17 16:22:04 AEST 2016

On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 3:36 PM, Vadim Pasternak <vadimp at mellanox.com> wrote:
>> > By the way, I see that in 4.7 upstream you already added some minimal stuff
>> for Aspeed SoC.
>> > Do you have some plan regarding upstream other stuff to kernel?
>> Yes. I intend to merge all of the drivers upstream.
>> > When you think it could happen?
>> We have watchdog and irq controller in 4.8.
>> 4.9 will have clocksource, gpio and pinmux.
>> Brendan is working on i2c which I hope will be ready in time for inclusion in 4.9.
>> We also have bt, clock, mtd and vuart drivers that need review and submission. I
>> hope to get as many as possible into 4.9.
>> > And are you going to submit upstream all Aspeed files together or you are
>> planning to do it in some particular order?
>> As each of the drivers are going to different maintainers, they do not have any
>> dependency on each other. They can go up when they are ready.
> Great,
> Thank you very much for your detailed answers.
> I'll re-work the patches according to your comment and re-submit them.
> As I understand you don't need peci, jtag, pwm, usb at the moment.
> Could we submit these module for upstream review after your approval by ourselves?

Yeah, I think that would work best.

> What about RTC and SPI stuff?

The SPI driver (I called it a MTD driver, another name is a spi-nor
driver) is being worked on by Milton. I hope he is able to send it
upstream for 4.9.

I forgot about the rtc driver. I wrote that over a year ago; it can go
upstream in 4.9 as well.



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