Re: [PATCH 2/4] ARM: msm: Remove 7x00 support
From: Daniel Walker
Date: Wed Oct 30 2013 - 19:25:51 EST
On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 04:08:27PM -0700, Kevin Hilman wrote:
> Olof Johansson <olof@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > I would be very happy to take more code for the older Qualcomm chipset
> > to enable full functionality for them, but it's been my impression
> > that far from all that is needed to make it a useful platform is in
> > the upstream kernel, and there's been no signs of more of it showing
> > up at least in the last two years.
> > So we have a bit of a stalemate here -- the current Qualcomm team
> > wants to avoid having to deal too much with the legacy platforms --
> > they are technically quite different from the current platforms and
> > the divergence makes it hard to deal with supporting it all in a
> > modern way without risking regressions. I tend to agree with them.
> As do I.
> > Just like omap split between omap1 and omap2plus, I think it's a time
> > to create a mach-qcom instead, and move the modern (v7, most likely)
> > platforms there -- enable them with device tree, modern framework
> > infrastructure, etc. That way you can keep older platforms in mach-msm
> > without risk of regressions, and they have a clean base to start on
> > with their later platforms.
> I think this split approach is a good compromise.
> If the maintainers of the current older platforms wish to bring them up
> to modern frameworks, we can consider combining again. If not, they the
> older platforms will take the same path as the rest of the older
> platforms that slowly fade away.
So the current users of those platforms are, what SOL ?
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