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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 16:57:59 +0000
Cc: Atsushi Nemoto <anemo@mba.ocn.ne.jp>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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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.
> 
> So?

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.

  Ralf

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