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Re: [PATCH 00/14] MIPS: Add Loongson-3 based machines support.

To: LIU Qi <liuqi@loongson.cn>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/14] MIPS: Add Loongson-3 based machines support.
From: huacai chen <chenhuacai@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 20:46:42 +0800
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org, Fuxin Zhang <zhangfx@lemote.com>, Zhangjin Wu <wuzhangjin@gmail.com>, Huacai Chen <chenhc@lemote.com>, Hongliang Tao <taohl@lemote.com>, Hua Yan <yanh@lemote.com>
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Yes, the 4th patch is add UEFI-like interface and old interface is not
supported.

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 9:10 PM, LIU Qi <liuqi82@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 04:09:47PM +0800, Huacai Chen wrote:
>  > This patchset is for git repository git://git.linux-mips.org/pub/scm/
>  > ralf/linux. Loongson-3 is a multi-core MIPS family CPU, it is MIPS64R2
>  > compatible and has the same IMP field (0x6300) as Loongson-2. These
>  > patches make Linux kernel support Loongson-3 CPU and Loongson-3 based
>  > computers (including Laptop, Mini-ITX, All-In-One PC, etc.)
>  >
>  > Huacai Chen(14):
>  >  MIPS: Loongson: Add basic Loongson 3 CPU support.
>  >  MIPS: Loongson 3: Add Lemote-3A machtypes definition.
>  >  MIPS: Loongson: Make Loongson 3 to use BCD format for RTC.
>  >  MIPS: Loongson: Add UEFI-like firmware interface support.
>  >  MIPS: Loongson 3: Add HT-linked PCI support.
>  >  MIPS: Loongson 3: Add IRQ init and dispatch support.
>  >  MIPS: Loongson 3: Add serial port support.
>  >  MIPS: Loongson: Add swiotlb to support big memory (>4GB).
>  >  ata: Use 32bit DMA in AHCI for Loongson 3.
>  >  drm/radeon: Make radeon card usable for Loongson.
>  >  ALSA: Make hda sound card usable for Loongson.
>  >  MIPS: Loongson 3: Add Loongson-3 SMP support.
>  >  MIPS: Loongson 3: Add CPU Hotplug support.
>  >  MIPS: Loongson: Add a Loongson 3 default config file.
>  >
>  > Signed-off-by: Huacai Chen <chenhc@lemote.com>
>  > Signed-off-by: Hongliang Tao <taohl@lemote.com>
>  > Signed-off-by: Hua Yan <yanh@lemote.com>
>
> The compiled kernel with your patches just doesn't boot. I tested with
> the Loongson3 laptop and mini-itx. Do they need the newer PMON version
> with UEFI-like interface support to boot the system?
>
> LIU Qi

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