[U-Boot] [RFC PATCH 03/17] powerpc: remove .fixup test

Scott Wood scottwood at freescale.com
Mon Sep 24 20:47:27 CEST 2012

On 09/24/2012 10:30:48 AM, Peter Tyser wrote:
> Hi Scott,
> On Fri, 2012-09-21 at 19:01 -0500, Scott Wood wrote:
> > This was introduced by commit  
> 244615197469dd6fe75ae082f38424b97c79aeaf, but it
> > fails in a minimal SPL build where the only thing in  
> arch/powerpc/lib is
> > cache.c, which apparently doesn't generate any fixup records.
> >
> > If this check is really still needed, it should be moved somewhere  
> more
> > appropriate, but given that it's been three years and no other
> > architecture does a test like this, I think we can remove it.  It  
> would
> > have been nice if the original commit said how old the problematic
> > toolchains were.
> There was a discussion about it a long while back that has some  
> version
> information:
> http://www.mail-archive.com/u-boot@lists.denx.de/msg21415.html
> Based on my testing I only could reproduce the issue with 3.x  
> versions,
> which are 7+ years old.

So do you think we still need this check (moved to someplace we can be  
sure will generate fixups), or is it time to remove it?


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