On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 07:43:12PM +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.
> Well, I could do the proper cleanup, if you give your sayso. As I wrote here
> yesterday, I noticed that Malta code was screaming for being put into proper
> shape. If MIPS maintainers are interested in applying such janitorial patches,
> I could simultaneously wipe the Atlas support off.
Of course janitorial patches will be considered.
The Malta code used to scream even way louder. I made an opportunistic
attempt at fixing the one or other corner over time, whenever something
was getting in my way for some reason.