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Re: [PATCH 03/18] MIPS: add generic support for multiple machines within

To: Arnaud Lacombe <lacombar@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 03/18] MIPS: add generic support for multiple machines within a single kernel
From: "Luis R. Rodriguez" <lrodriguez@atheros.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 10:49:19 -0800
Cc: Gabor Juhos <juhosg@openwrt.org>, Felix Fietkau <nbd@openwrt.org>, Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, "linux-mips@linux-mips.org" <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>, "kaloz@openwrt.org" <kaloz@openwrt.org>, Luis Rodriguez <Luis.Rodriguez@Atheros.com>, Cliff Holden <Cliff.Holden@Atheros.com>
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On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 10:29:49AM -0800, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 10:06 AM, Gabor Juhos <juhosg@openwrt.org> wrote:
> > This patch adds a generic solution to support multiple machines based on
> > a given SoC within a single kernel image. It is implemented already for
> > several other architectures but MIPS has no generic support for that yet.
> >
> Is this the way `arch/mips' wants to go to support multiple machine
> within a same kernel image ? Flattened Device Tree is the other way to
> achieve that. I remind the latter being proposed by Felix Fietkau on
> #openwrt.

We either do this now or later. If now it means more work and we'd have
to wait until the work is done. If no one is working on it right now
it seems easier to submit this as is for now and later get the port
done to the device tree model.

  Luis

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