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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.


Nicolas


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