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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] allwinner-a10: add config script support

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] allwinner-a10: add config script support
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2013 21:34:29 +0000

On 26 December 2013 19:40, Hans de Goede <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'm one of the linux-sunxi developers, the only reason we've
> this fex file abomination, is because we've inherited it
> from the android-allwinner sources.

Thanks for the clarification; I suspected that might be the case.

> Currently most of the linux-sunxi developers are no longer
> focusing on the 3.4 android/allwinner derived sources we
> maintain. They are currently in a "good enough for everyday
> use" state.
> So now most of us are focusing on getting *proper* sunxi
> SoC support upstream. This is using device-tree. Currently
> we've working timers, interrupt-controller, uarts, mmc,
> sata, nic (both 100mbit and Gbit variants), ehci controller
> and builtin rtc support with upstream kernels. Which I
> believe likely covers everything the qemu emulation offers
> atm. For those interested, see:
> https://github.com/linux-sunxi/linux-sunxi/commits/sunxi-devel
> And the mailinglist reports about progress in that branch.
> From the linux-sunxi pov fex files are a legacy thing which
> will go away in the future.

Given that, my preference would be to not support fex
file loading in QEMU.

-- PMM

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