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SubjectRe: [PATCH 09/13] MIPS: mscc: Add initial support for Microsemi MIPS SoCs
On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 05:53:59PM +0100, Alexandre Belloni wrote:
> On 28/11/2017 at 16:01:38 +0000, James Hogan wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 04:26:39PM +0100, Alexandre Belloni wrote:
> > > Introduce support for the MIPS based Microsemi Ocelot SoCs.
> > > As the plan is to have all SoCs supported only using device tree, the
> > > mach directory is simply called mscc.
> >
> > Nice. Have you considered adding this to the existing multiplatform
> > "generic" platform? See for example commit b35565bb16a5 ("MIPS: generic:
> > Add support for MIPSfpga") for the latest platform to be converted.
> >
> I didn't because we are currently booting using an old redboot with its
> own boot protocol and at boot, the register read by the sead3 code is
> completely random (it actually matched once).
> Do you consider that mandatory to get the platform upstream?

No, however if it is practical to do so I think it might be the best way
forward (even if generic+YAMON support is mutually exclusive of
generic+redboot, though hopefully there is some way to avoid that).

Paul on Cc, he may have thoughts on this one.

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