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SubjectRe: [PATCH 16/19] eukrea-cpuimx51: remove board
Hi Amit,

Le 15/12/2011 04:58, Amit Kucheria a écrit :
> On 11 Dec 13, Eric Bénard wrote:
>> Hi Sascha,
>> Le 13/12/2011 11:05, Sascha Hauer a écrit :
>>> On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 07:31:48AM +0100, Eric Bénard wrote:
>>>> this board is not maintained anymore and is replaced by cpuimx51sd
>>> I'm happy to remove this code, but aren't there any users of this board?
>> not any that would need a kernel upgrade considering the Freescale
>> proprietary drivers used on it :-(
>> Thanks,
>> Eric
> Just for posterity, could you list the drivers that make an upgrade
> impossible?
at least gpu (AMD/FSL proprietary) & iirc video codecs (not all proprietary
but far from mainline unless I missed something). In fact in the end these
boards were using Freescale's kernel.

> IMHO, if these boards were sold commercially we should maintain support if
> there is a chance that we will get open drivers in the future.
> OTOH, if you can tell who each of these boards to, it is probably a good
> target for removal. :)
I confirm that's a good target for removal as our i.MX51 customers are
actually using cpuimx51sd (actually without 3D & codecs actually but not
everyone need these peripherals in industrial applications). Moreover, if all
the drivers are mainlined we will be able to use dt if we want to upgrade

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