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Re: [PATCH v6 18/18] docs: add Orange Pi PC document


From: Alex Bennée
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 18/18] docs: add Orange Pi PC document
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2020 10:35:36 +0000
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Niek Linnenbank <address@hidden> writes:

> The Xunlong Orange Pi PC machine is a functional ARM machine
> based on the Allwinner H3 System-on-Chip. It supports mainline
> Linux, U-Boot, NetBSD and is covered by acceptance tests.
>
> This commit adds a documentation text file with a description
> of the machine and instructions for the user.

This is great, thanks for taking the time to include documentation.

>
> Signed-off-by: Niek Linnenbank <address@hidden>
> ---
>  docs/orangepi.rst | 226
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I suspect there is a better place to put this is than the top level. I
wonder if it should be docs/specs?

>  MAINTAINERS       |   1 +
>  2 files changed, 227 insertions(+)
>  create mode 100644 docs/orangepi.rst
>
> diff --git a/docs/orangepi.rst b/docs/orangepi.rst
> new file mode 100644
> index 0000000000..a9b46f553c
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/docs/orangepi.rst
> @@ -0,0 +1,226 @@
> +=========================
> +Orange Pi PC Machine Type
> +=========================
> +
> +The Xunlong Orange Pi PC is an Allwinner H3 System on Chip
> +based embedded computer with mainline support in both U-Boot
> +and Linux. The board comes with a Quad Core Cortex A7 @ 1.3GHz,
> +1GiB RAM, 100Mbit ethernet, USB, SD/MMC, USB, HDMI and
> +various other I/O.

When Peter's document PR goes in later this week there will also be a:

  docs/system/target-arm.rst

which would benefit from a section for the Orange Pi in it.

> +
> +Supported devices
> +-----------------
> +
> +The Orange Pi PC machine supports the following devices:
> +
> + * SMP (Quad Core Cortex A7)
> + * Generic Interrupt Controller configuration
> + * SRAM mappings
> + * SDRAM controller
> + * Real Time Clock
> + * Timer device (re-used from Allwinner A10)
> + * UART
> + * SD/MMC storage controller
> + * EMAC ethernet

Do we ever exercise the ethernet in the acceptance tests? I see we have
some that boots a full OS but boot console only seems to touch the
serial console.

<snip>

-- 
Alex Bennée



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