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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/7] msm: io: I/O register definitions for MSM8960
    On Fri, 24 Dec 2010, Arnd Bergmann wrote:

    > On Friday 17 December 2010, David Brown wrote:
    > > I'm not sure really what to do about PHYS_OFFSET. This is kind of the
    > > big thing that has kept us so far from making our SOCs multiply
    > > selectable. I could move this into a Kconfig option, but it would
    > > still need to be selected by the SOC. It is unfortunate that most of
    > > our SOCs have different enough memory configurations that these are
    > > mostly different. Even 8960/8660 will probably have future variants
    > > that are at different addresses.
    > I think there are people working on relocatable kernels already,
    > and we definitely need this for the other work in progress of
    > doing kernel binaries that work across different SoC families,
    > as well as for doing a single kernel that can be used both for
    > booting the system and for kdump.
    > You don't need to worry about PHYS_OFFSET at the platform level,
    > we'll get there in a few months for all ARM platforms.

    ... or in a few days even. I'm currently working on the patch making
    PHYS_OFFSET patched into the kernel at run time. I'm currently looking
    at what is needed to make it work also with Thumb2.


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