PowerPC progress

Simon Glass sjg at chromium.org
Mon Aug 3 20:01:33 CEST 2020

Hi Tom,

On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 at 12:54, Tom Rini <trini at konsulko.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 12:43:59PM -0600, Simon Glass wrote:
> > Hi Tom,
> >
> > I do see some progress with PowerPC migration but it seems to be very
> > behind. I notice that it is often PowerPC code that gets in the way or
> > refactoring and cleaning up.
> >
> > Could we get a progress update on this please? I cc'd the maintainers
> > that are mentioned in the code. I do worry at the effort it is taking
> > to keep all this old code in the tree.
> Which particular area are you worried about currently?  I believe we've
> had another good sized removal of PowerPC platforms and everything
> that's left is what's wanted and being further migrated and updated.

It's hard to be specific, but these come to mind:

- Loads of CONFIG options still not in Kconfig
- asm/u-boot seems to include a huge array of headers
- code style not up-to-date - e.g. printf (xxx) instead of printf(xxx)
- lots of migration warnings

I'm pleased things are moving forward but would like to know if there
are timelines.


> --
> Tom

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