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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] powerpc: dts: Remove MPC5xxx platforms
On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 17:38:08 +1100
Stephen Rothwell sfr@canb.auug.org.au wrote:

>Hi Rob,
>
>On Tue, 12 Oct 2021 10:34:56 -0500 Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org> wrote:
>>
>> The mpc5xxx platforms have had dts warnings for some time which no one
>> seems to care to fix, so let's just remove the dts files.
>>
>> According to Arnd:
>> "Specifically, MPC5200B has a 15 year lifetime, which ends in
>> 11 months from now. The original bplan/Genesi Efika 5K2 was
>> quite popular at the time it came out, and there are probably
>> still some of those hanging around, but they came with Open
>> Firmware rather than relying on the dts files that ship with the
>> kernel.
>>
>> Grant Likely was the original maintainer for MPC52xx until 2011,
>> Anatolij Gustschin is still listed as maintainer since then but hasn't
>> been active in it for a while either. Anatolij can probably best judge
>> which of these boards are still in going to be used with future kernels,
>> but I suspect once you start removing bits from 52xx, the newer
>> but less common 512x platform can go away as well."
>>
>> Cc: Anatolij Gustschin <agust@denx.de>
>> Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
>> Cc: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>
>> Cc: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
>> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
>> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
>> Cc: linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org
>> Signed-off-by: Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org>
>> ---
>> Sending this out as a feeler to see if anyone cares. If anyone does,
>> please fix the warnings.

I've sent patches to fix the warnings.

Thanks,

Anatolij

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