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Re: [PATCH] prom_free_prom_memory for QEMU

To: Dmitri Vorobiev <dmitri.vorobiev@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] prom_free_prom_memory for QEMU
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 14:14:24 +0000
Cc: Atsushi Nemoto <anemo@mba.ocn.ne.jp>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 04:58:59PM +0300, Dmitri Vorobiev wrote:

> > I was actually planning to remove the Qemu platform for 2.6.25.  The
> > Malta emulation has become so good that there is no more point in having
> > the underfeatured synthetic platform that CONFIG_QEMU is.
> 
> I wholeheartedly agree with that. It is a godsend to me that I can use
> identical configs to build the kernels for QEMU and for a physical Malta.
> Emulation is more convenient to me because QEMU boots and runs faster
> than the board I'm working with. Many thanks for that to QEMU developers.
> 
> Off the topic, how about the plans to remove Atlas support?

Maciej is promising to fix it up since a few years ;-)  Aside of that it's
safe to say the Atlas is dead like a coffin nail.

The main problem with the Atlas is the SAA9730 SOC which is broken in an
infinite number of totally pervert ways, I'm told.  I know of no systems
other than the Atlas using it.

  Ralf

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