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Re: [PATCH v3 0/6] Pegasos2 emulation

From: David Gibson
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 0/6] Pegasos2 emulation
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 15:42:02 +1100

On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 04:22:06PM +0100, BALATON Zoltan wrote:
> Hello,
> This is adding a new PPC board called pegasos2. More info on it can be
> found at:
> https://osdn.net/projects/qmiga/wiki/SubprojectPegasos2
> Currently it needs a firmware ROM image that I cannot include due to
> original copyright holder (bPlan) did not release it under a free
> licence but I have plans to write a replacement in the future. With
> the original board firmware it can boot MorphOS now as:
> qemu-system-ppc -M pegasos2 -cdrom morphos.iso -device ati-vga,romfile="" 
> -serial stdio
> then enter "boot cd boot.img" at the firmware "ok" prompt as described
> in the MorphOS.readme. To boot Linux use same command line with e.g.
> -cdrom debian-8.11.0-powerpc-netinst.iso then enter
> "boot cd install/pegasos"
> The last patch adds the actual board code after previous patches
> adding VT8231 and MV64361 system controller chip emulation. The
> mv643xx.h header file is taken from Linux and produces a bunch of
> checkpatch warnings due to different formatting rules it follows, I'm
> not sure we want to adopt it and change formatting or keep it as it
> is.

A couple of overall comments:

 * Adding yourself to MAINTAINERS for the new files would be a good
 * At least some rudimentary tests would be good, though I guess that
   might be tricky with non-free firmware

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