[U-Boot-Users] Preparing a KEV7a400 patch
wd at denx.de
Thu Aug 7 00:22:19 CEST 2003
in message <20030806191635.GA2601 at buici.com> you wrote:
> I've successfully ported u-boot to the Sharp KEV7A400 board. It can
> program flash, boot from the network, and it runs from flash.
> Before I submit a patch, I believe there are a couple of outstanding
> issues that you, Wolfgang, want resolved.
> 1) Dependency on Perl
> Are you OK with an initial patch that checks for the presence of a
> Perl interpreter? Since this is the only board using the
> mkocnfigx script, such a method will be backward compatible. I
> agree that a shell script of the Perl script must be written.
Can you please split your patch in two separate parts: one with the
support for the new Sharp KEV7A400 board, and another one to use your
Did you address the issues I raised with this script last time you
showed it to me?
> 2) #undef arm
> It looks like the arm macro may be defined by the compiler. The
> GCC info pages suggest that this macro may be defined unless
> -ansi is passed to the compiler.
> There are a few of ways to resolve this problem. I could
> change the structure that is broken by the #define. I could leave
> the #undef intact. I could find a way to remove the #define by
> passing an switch to the compiler. My preference, of course, is
> to leave the #undef intact.
I will (again) reject a patch which includes such a #undef; please
fix the reason for the problem, not the symptoms.
> 3) Trailing whitespace
> You found some lines in a previous patch to have trailing
> whitespace. What do you use to detect this?
For example vi -- :g/[\t ][\t ]*$/p
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