PowerPC progress

Priyanka Jain priyanka.jain at nxp.com
Tue Aug 4 13:20:28 CEST 2020

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dan Malek <d6malek at digitaldans.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:32 AM
>To: Simon Glass <sjg at chromium.org>
>Cc: Tom Rini <trini at konsulko.com>; U-Boot Mailing List <u-
>boot at lists.denx.de>; Wolfgang Denk <wd at denx.de>;
>christophe.leroy at csgroup.eu; Mario Six <mario.six at gdsys.cc>; Priyanka Jain
><priyanka.jain at nxp.com>
>Subject: Re: PowerPC progress
>Hi Simon.
>> On Aug 3, 2020, at 11:01 AM, Simon Glass <sjg at chromium.org> wrote:
>> 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
>> 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 still have a few old boards, I’ll see what is still functional and jump in to
>If we want to revive 82xx, as Wolfgang mentioned, I can probably do that as
>The list above is helpful to get started.
>	— Dan

I am working on NXP powerpc platforms
We are working on a list (P1010, P1020, P2020, P2041, P3041, P4080, P5040, T1024, T1042, T2080, T4240, MPC8548CDS) for which we are ensuring DM migration and will remove the support of other platform which NXP no longer intend to maintain. 
Please expect the series of those patches by this month end.


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