[Skiboot] [PATCH] Remove POWER7 and POWER7+ support

Oliver oohall at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 18:38:40 AEST 2019

On Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 6:34 PM Vaidyanathan Srinivasan
<svaidy at linux.ibm.com> wrote:
> * Stewart Smith <stewart at linux.ibm.com> [2019-06-03 15:38:34]:
> > It's been a good long while since either OPAL POWER7 user touched a
> > machine, and even longer since they'd have been okay using an old
> > version rather than tracking master.
> >
> > There's also been no testing of OPAL on POWER7 systems for an awfully
> > long time, so it's pretty safe to assume that it's very much bitrotted.
> hmm... So can we document the last working OPAL version for a P7?
> I agree that we can remove support because it is not being actively
> tested and maintained.  :(
> However we should document what version/stable branch should be run on
> a P7 to keep the machine working/useful.

I all of our P7s that ran OPAL mysteriously died at some point so
we're not sure. If you happen to have one, can you record the OPAL
version it's using? :)

Alexey was the last person actively using a VPL, so he might know.

> --Vaidy
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