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SubjectRe: [PATCH 04/27] ARM: pxa: drop pxa310/pxa320/pxa93x support
On Sun, Jan 8, 2023, at 09:49, Robert Jarzmik wrote:
> Arnd Bergmann <arnd@kernel.org> writes:
>> There is currently no devicetree support for any of these three
>> SoCs, and no board files remain. As it seems unlikely that
>> anyone is going to add DT support soon, let's drop the SoC specific
>> code now.
>
> Hi Arnd,
>
> Here you're dropping pxa variant support. For the currently
> "partly" working boards in devicetree, such a zylonite, this
> will break their current support.
>
> For example the zylonite I have which is working on DT has a
> pxa310 variant.
> The cm-x300, which also works in DT, has a pxa320 variant.
>
> What these boards need is their IO mappings and cpufreq to still
> work after
> your serie in DT. What bothers me are the changes to :
> - drivers/clk/pxa/clk-pxa3xx.c
> - drivers/cpufreq/pxa3xx-cpufreq.c
>
> Here the clock changes will probably remove the clock provided to
> specific
> pxa310/pxa320 drivers for example.
>
> I don't know how you want to proceed, yet this change will break
> some pxa3xx platforms.

Hi Robert,

Thanks for pointing this out, I thought that I had caught
all the missing dependencies ones after you pointed out
the AC97_BUS_NEW that I fixed in patch 14.

From what I can tell, commit b5aaaa666a85 ("ARM: pxa: add
Kconfig dependencies for ATAGS based boards"), the
PXA310/PXA320 DT support became dead code because
MACH_PXA3XX_DT only selects CPU_PXA300, so if it worked
before that commit, it now needs CONFIG_UNUSED_BOARD_FILES
and CONFIG_EXPERT as well as enabling one of the legacy
board files with the corresponding chip support.

If that's all you think is missing, I can add this
trivial patch as well and rework the series to not
drop code that depends on PXA310/PXA320:

--- a/arch/arm/mach-pxa/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/arm/mach-pxa/Kconfig
@@ -45,6 +45,8 @@ config MACH_PXA27X_DT
config MACH_PXA3XX_DT
bool "Support PXA3xx platforms from device tree"
select CPU_PXA300
+ select CPU_PXA310
+ select CPU_PXA320
select PINCTRL
select POWER_SUPPLY
select PXA3xx
Can you have a look at the other patches to see if there
are more removed drivers or platform bits that are currently
dead code but are actually required?

Arnd

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