Code review request: boards on AT91

Nathan Whitehorn nwhitehorn at
Sat Dec 20 15:34:05 UTC 2008

Rafał Jaworowski wrote:
> On 2008-11-25, at 22:57, Nathan Whitehorn wrote:
>> Rafał Jaworowski wrote:
>>> On 2008-11-25, at 18:44, M. Warner Losh wrote:
>>>> If anybody wants me to write up where I'm going with this, or answer
>>>> any question, please feel free to ask.  Also, comments would be nice.
>>> I was dreaming once about all-generic initarm() that would have 
>>> KOBJ-based dispatcher, but am not sure this wouldn't cause some 
>>> chicken-and-egg issues as some parts of the infrastructure might not 
>>> be available at such early stages, but didn't investigate this too 
>>> close, any thoughts? But anyways, even a simple scheme with common 
>>> logic and function ptrs, which each platform variation would 
>>> implement their own routines (or use generic), would improve the ARM 
>>> init code significantly.
>> I am about to commit a patch in order to provide Open Firmware 
>> modularization using KOBJ (coincidentally, this should make 
>> supporting FDTs much easier). In order to this, I had to make KOBJ 
>> behave itself when invoked almost at the very beginning of the boot 
>> process on both PowerPC and SPARC, so you shouldn't have any trouble 
>> putting this in very early boot on ARM either once this hits the tree.
> Oh, very interesting news, thanks a lot -- I'll definitely look at 
> your code.
This was revision 186347 that I finally committed yesterday.

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