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

Stewart Smith stewart at linux.ibm.com
Wed Jun 5 09:35:20 AEST 2019

Vaidyanathan Srinivasan <svaidy at linux.ibm.com> writes:
> * 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 remember running 5.0.x on a p5ioc box for a while.... until the FSPs
never came back and needed replacing.

I'll document it in the release notes for 6.4 that I removed it all though.

Stewart Smith
OPAL Architect, IBM.

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