Re: [PATCH] arm: Add basic support for new Marvell Armada SoC family

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On 21/05/12 10:16, Andrew Lunn wrote:
On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 09:55:43AM +0100, Ben Dooks wrote:
On 18/05/12 21:44, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
On Friday 18 May 2012, Jason Cooper wrote:

In this case, we have wildly different names referring to the same chip
family, and "orion" is far from hinting that it also constitute the
support for Kirkwood, Dove or (some not all) Armadas, unless you are
familiar with some legacy Marvell products.  This is why in this case I
think that a directory name change might be appropriate, especially if
we're going to cause churn by moving things around already.

I agree that mrvl_ebu_* is not pretty.  This could be mv_ebu_* or
mvebu_*.  Unless someone has another logical identifier to suggest which
would capture all that family of SOCs that came out of EBU in Marvell of

I prefer mvebu_* ...  nice and concise.

On a related topic, any preferences on where we will put all the board
files? I think it would be helpful to put them into a separate place from
the main platform files, so e.g. have all *-setup.c files go to
arch/arm/mach-mvebu/board/*.c instead of arch/arm/mach-mvebu/*-setup.c

What board files?

As I see it there are no current users and all additional kernel support
should simply use devicetree.

There are currently 14 kirkwood boards, 21 orion5x, 2 dove and 5
mv78xx0 boards. All would end up in the same directory as part of this

Personally, my view is leave it alone and just add a new machine

Pushing items around doesn't really help the amount of code in the
kernel, the organisation does not add more than a line or two to the

Ben Dooks
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