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SubjectRe: [22/26] MIPS: generic: Introduce generic DT-based board support
On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 04:37:21PM +0100, Paul Burton wrote:
> Introduce a "generic" platform, which aims to be board-agnostic by
> making use of device trees passed by the boot protocol defined in the
> MIPS UHI (Universal Hosting Interface) specification. Provision is made
> for supporting boards which use a legacy boot protocol that can't be
> changed, but adding support for such boards or any others is left to
> followon patches.
>
> Right now the built kernels expect to be loaded to 0x80100000, ie. in
> kseg0. This is fine for the vast majority of MIPS platforms, but
> nevertheless it would be good to remove this limitation in the future by
> mapping the kernel via the TLB such that it can be loaded anywhere & map
> itself appropriately.
>
> Configuration is handled by dynamically generating configs using
> scripts/kconfig/merge_config.sh, somewhat similar to the way powerpc
> makes use of it. This allows for variations upon the configuration, eg.
> differing architecture revisions or subsets of driver support for
> differing boards, to be handled without having a large number of
> defconfig files.
>
> Signed-off-by: Paul Burton <paul.burton@imgtec.com>

Guess it is known that this patch causes failures when building
"allmodconfig" on test systems such as 0day; it was reported by 0day
some two months ago. nevertheless, the patch found its way into mainline
without fix. Does anyone care, or should I simply disable "allmodconfig"
test builds for mips ?

Guenter

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