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SubjectRe: Microblaze Linux release
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On Wed, 2008-04-16 at 08:24 +0200, Michal Simek wrote:
> Hi Ben,
>
> >> I'd recommend splitting prom.c into code that can be shared between powerpc
> >> and microblaze and architecture specific code. Anything that deals with
> >> LMB should go into powerpc, and you can simply use the alloc_bootmem
> >> mechanism for your architecture.
> >
> > That is non trivial... the unflatten DT code among others relies heavily
> > on the LMB's to allocate the objects.
>
> I think so. Sharing code among archs looks nice and this way is definitely
> right. But starting with communication with PowerPC guys that this code I want
> to use in case that this code is not in vanilla. This is not good start for
> doing this.
> I think if Microblaze will be in vanilla we can talked about separation MB and
> PPC part to kernel folder and shared code move to shared folder.

Well, LMB code is moving to generic anyway... So we may as well move
more stuff there ;-)

Cheers,
Ben.




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