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SubjectRe: [v2] Old platforms: bring out your dead
Hi Arnd,

On 2021/1/15 20:04, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 12:09 PM Leizhen (ThunderTown)
> <thunder.leizhen@huawei.com> wrote:
>> On 2021/1/15 17:26, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 8:08 AM Wei Xu <xuwei5@hisilicon.com> wrote:
>>>> On 2021/1/14 0:14, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 11:55 PM Arnd Bergmann <arnd@kernel.org> wrote:
>>>>> * mmp -- added in 2009, DT support is active, but board files might go
>>>>> * cns3xxx -- added in 2010, last fixed in 2019, probably no users left
>>>>> * hisi (hip01/hip05) -- servers added in 2013, replaced with arm64 in 2016
>>>>
>>>> I think it is OK to drop the support of the hip01(arm32) and hip05(arm64).
>>>> Could you also help to drop the support of the hip04(arm32) which I think nobody use as well?
>>>
>>> Thank you for your reply! I actually meant to write hip04 instead of hip05,
>>> so I was only asking about the two 32-bit targets. I would expect that
>>> hip05 still has a few users, but wouldn't mind removing that as well if you
>>> are sure there are none.
>>>
>>> Since Zhen Lei is starting to upstream Kunpeng506 and Kunpeng509
>>> support, can you clarify how much reuse of IP blocks there is between
>>> hip04 and those? In particular, hip04 has custom code for (at least)
>>> platmcpm, clk, irqchip, ethernet, and hw_rng, probably more as those
>>> were only the ones I see on a quick grep.
>>>
>>> If we remove hip04, should we remove all these drivers right away,
>>> or keep some of them around?
>>
>> I think the drivers should be kept.
>
> Ok, will do.
>
>> Currently, at least hip04_eth.c and irq-hip04.c are used. These drivers
>> were originally written for Hip04, but the drivers used by other boards
>> maybe similar to them. Therefore, these drivers are extended without
>> adding new drivers.
>
> Right, so the other chips just use compatible="hisilicon,hip04-intc"
> etc. in their device trees? Is there a public copy of the dts files
> somewhere that I can use for cross-referencing? Sorry if I'm
> messing up the timeline for your upstreaming plans.
>
> It might actually be easier to leave hip01 and hip04 in the
> tree for the moment until you have upstreamed the other SoC
> support, and then we clean up by removing the unused bits
> afterwards. I'll leave it to you both to tell me which way is easier
> for you.

I have aligned with Leizhen and as you suggested it is better to keep them
for the moment.
Thanks!

Best Regards,
Wei

>
> Arnd
> .
>

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