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Re: [PATCH] prom_free_prom_memory for QEMU

To: Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] prom_free_prom_memory for QEMU
From: Dmitri Vorobiev <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 19:43:12 +0300
Cc: Atsushi Nemoto <>,
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Ralf Baechle wrote:
> 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.

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.


> 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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