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SubjectRe: CRIS port status, was: [PATCH] dump_stack: convert generic dump_stack into a weak symbol
On Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 03:09:27PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 2:40 PM, Sergey Senozhatsky
> <> wrote:
> > On (03/07/18 13:48), Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > [..]
> >> >
> >> > I can easily stop building blackfin - and, if the intention is to
> >> > remove it, there is not much point in wasting resources building it any
> >> > anyway.
> >>
> >> Right. At the moment, the plan is to remove metag, score, unicore32,
> >> m32r, frv and blackfin. If you are building any more of those, you can
> >> stop that as well.
> >>
> >> The fate of tile and mn10300 is still open, but I suspect they won't
> >> last long either.
> >
> > That's a huge list.
> >
> > I heard that CRIS is having some problems as well:
> >
> Interesting. I thought I looked at cris when I made the list and found that
> it was still (semi-)regularly updated, so I assumed it was still needed.

Yeah, I've tried to keep it chugging along, but as I mentioned
in that thread, time and working hardware are running low.

I've not heard of anyone using real CRIS-hardware with mainline
releases for a couple of years now (except me :-)

> Jesper/Mikael: If you are considering to drop the port, I think it
> would make sense to do it at the same time as the others, so feel
> free to send me a removal pull request for 4.17 that I'll merge with
> the other removal patches, or I can offer to remove it myself.

I'm having mixed feelings, but I think it's time for Linux to
drop the CRIS-port. I'll prepare some patches for you in the CRIS-tree.

> Obviously if your plans have changed in the meantime and you
> prefer to keep it for a while longer, just let me know and I'll document
> the state in the tag description for the arch removal for future reference.
> If we remove cris, it's probably also appropriate to ask the question
> about microblaze: Michal, I know your work on microblaze linux has
> been winding down over the years as the user base shrinks (just
> like for all others above). Should we keep it for a few more years for
> the remaining users, or is it time to let go? I would guess we still
> have active users on modern kernels, but that's what I thought
> about cris as well ;-)
> Arnd

/^JN - Jesper Nilsson
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