[PATCH v2] powerpc: Add support for CZ.NIC Turris 1.x routers

Marek Behún kabel at kernel.org
Mon Jul 10 20:51:34 CEST 2023

On Mon, 10 Jul 2023 16:19:32 +0200
Pali Rohár <pali at kernel.org> wrote:

> On Monday 12 June 2023 14:07:24 Tom Rini wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 17, 2022 at 10:56:22PM +0200, Pali Rohár wrote:
> >   
> > > CZ.NIC Turris 1.0 and 1.1 are open source routers, they have dual-core
> > > PowerPC Freescale P2020 CPU and are based on Freescale P2020RDB-PC-A board.
> > > 
> > > Hardware design is fully open source, all firmware and hardware design
> > > files are available at Turris project website:
> > > 
> > > https://docs.turris.cz/hw/turris-1x/turris-1x/
> > > https://project.turris.cz/en/hardware.html
> > > 
> > > This patch adds full U-Boot support for CZ.NIC Turris 1.x routers. P2020
> > > BootROM can load U-Boot either from NOR flash or from SD card. So there is
> > > defconfig file turris_1x_nor_defconfig which builds NOR version and
> > > defconfig file turris_1x_sdcard_defconfig which builds SD card version.
> > > 
> > > Design of CZ.NIC Turris 1.x routers is based on Freescale P2020RDB-PC-A
> > > board, so common board code from boards/freescale/p1_p2_rdb_pc directory is
> > > shared and linked also into Turris 1.x U-Boot board code.
> > > 
> > > Turris 1.x code in this patch uses modern distroboot and can boot Linux
> > > kernel from various locations, including NAND, SD card, USB flash disks,
> > > NVMe disks or SATA disks (connected to extra SATA/SCSI PCIe controllers).
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Pali Rohár <pali at kernel.org>  
> > 
> > To be clear, this is something that if there's still interest in
> > upstreaming this platform, this patch needs to be rebased and re-tested
> > as it's non-trivially out of date.  In addition:  
> So you have been waiting for year WITHOUT ANY COMMENT, to ensure that
> this patch does not apply anymore and to ensure that it would hard or
> even impossible to rebase this change on top of the moving development.
> And then you said that I should do this job. This is exactly same as
> writing to me "fuck you, we do not need you anymore". So I would answer
> for this to you that You are idiot. I have no other words for this. You
> were complaining that you are missing developers for doing cleanup or
> maintenance of powerpc. And this is the way how to ensure that no other
> would come. Congratulation. It is this what you wanted? Seems so.

There is interest for this to be rebased and retested.
Tom is not an idiot, this thing is on me, as I explained here
We are in the process of hiring some people to ease the load.
I will look into this then. I don't have anything else to say besides
that I am sorry and that there is too few of us now to do this work and
that I also am frustrated with this.


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