Removing partially supported SoCs

Aleksander Dutkowski adutkowski at
Thu Aug 7 14:36:47 UTC 2014

The code for BB-xM is at [1]. Unfortunately this is almost 2 years old and
I dont have time to merge it with current:/ But I was booting to multiuser
and most of the peripherals were working.


On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 6:19 PM, Andrew Turner <andrew at> wrote:

> On Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:59:14 +0100
> Andrew Turner <andrew at> wrote:
> > I'm looking at removing support for SoCs where we have code but nobody
> > appears to be supporting it. Having this extra code means we have to
> > update it, but are unable to test the changes as it may not boot.
> >
> > To begin with I'm planning on removing Tegra 2 and OMAP3 code.
> >
> > The Tegra 2 is quite old and, as far as I know, never got to single
> > user mode. There is only one kernel config that builds the code.
> > Along with this the SoC dependent code is very minimal as it only
> > includes what appears to be the minimum code to build and start
> > booting the kernel.
> >
> > For OMAP3 we don't have the std.omap3 or files.omap3 files, and
> > therefore no kernel config. The omap3 directory only contains a file
> > with the SoC specific register addresses. It also makes other Ti
> > drivers more comples as they need to check which SoC they are running
> > on.
> >
> > Removing OMAP3 will not affect the other Ti SoCs, i.e. OMAP4 and
> > AM35xx.
> >
> > If anyone feels they wish to keep support for either of these SoCs
> > they will need to work to improve the support of both getting the SoC
> > booting to a useful state, and to help keep the code up to date with
> > other kernel changes, i.e. to not leave when the SoC is booting to
> > multi-user mode.
> >
> > If I get no complaints I'm planning on removing them this weekend.
> > After this other SoCs will be evaluated to determine if we should
> > still support them.
> I've had a little intrest in the OMAP3 support for the BeagleBoard-xM
> and Gumstix Overo boards. I will leave it in for now and remove only
> the Tegra 2 code.
> For people interested in either of these boards, or another OMAP3 board
> I would suggest you start working on bringing the support up to a level
> where we can boot on these boards otherwise the code will come up for
> removal again.
> Andrew
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Aleksander Dutkowski

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