On Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 02:46:42PM +0200, BALATON Zoltan wrote:
On Fri, 18 Aug 2017, David Gibson wrote:
On Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 07:04:38PM +0200, BALATON Zoltan wrote:
Add emulation of aCube Sam460ex board based on AMCC 460EX embedded SoC.
This is not a full implementation yet with a lot of components still
missing but enough to start a Linux kernel and the U-Boot firmware.
Signed-off-by: François Revol <address@hidden>
Signed-off-by: BALATON Zoltan <address@hidden>
There are a *lot* of devices defined here. Most of them look like
they belong to the SoC, not the board (since they use DCRs), so it
doesn't really make sense to define them in a board file. It would
also make it easier to review if they were split up into separate
I thought it's simpler to review a series with 12 reasonably sized patches
than one with twice as many which only modify a few lines here and there
each. Also adding a lot of code scattered in hw directories is probably less
clear than having them all at one place. But of course each approach can be
reasoned. I thought this might have to be split up but I've left it one
place for now for first review to get some advice on what's preferred.
Well, it depends on the content of the patches. If splitting it up
means a lot of looking between patches to make sense of what's going
on then that's certainly not good. But if the small patches are
independent of each other and can be assessed on their own merits,
then that usually makes it easier.
In this case the various new 440 devices should be pretty much
independent of each other, so I think splitting is the better option.
Maybe I should put things that belong to the SoC in ppc440_uc.c (similar to
ppc405uc.c we already have) and move common devices used by both to
ppc4xx_devs.c (which already seems to serve that purpose). If more cleanup
is needed that could be done separately afterwards, I don't think it's a
good idea to mix in too much cleanup now to keep patches relatively simple.
(I already have some moving around included as clean up patches but I'd like
to focus on actual functions than clean up at this point).
Does putting these devices from board code to ppc440_uc.c sound
That'd be ok - though again, I'd prefer to see each device as a
separate patch. It would probably be preferable to put each device in
a separate file as well though, unless they're _really_ tiny. Nothing
inherently wrong with small .c files, if they're still more or less