Re: [PATCH v2 01/11] msm: Add CPU queries

From: David Brown
Date: Mon Jan 24 2011 - 19:57:59 EST

On Mon, Jan 24 2011, Daniel Walker wrote:

> On Mon, 2011-01-24 at 16:20 -0800, David Brown wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 24 2011, Daniel Walker wrote:
>> > On Wed, 2011-01-19 at 12:25 -0800, David Brown wrote:
>> >> +#define cpu_is_msm7x01() 0
>> >> +#define cpu_is_msm7x30() 0
>> >> +#define cpu_is_qsd8x50() 0
>> >> +#define cpu_is_msm8x60() 0
>> >
>> > Now that I look at this again, why not drop the "x" all together ?
>> That might be better for the 8x60. The complexity is that most of the
>> MSM chips have some variants, where the CPU running Linux isn't changed,
>> but the modem CPU is different (think CDMA/UMTS). Until 8960, that was
>> distinguished by the second letter.
>> Either way doesn't quite match reality, unfortunately. There are
>> devices using a MSM7201 and others using a MSM7601. As far as Linux is
>> concerned, there isn't any difference between them. If someone wanted
>> to try and identify the device they have with the code, it could be
>> confusing for either name chosen.
>> I was planning on turning msm8x60 into msm8660, since that seems to be
>> the most common one. Perhaps the decoder ring should be put into the
>> help text for the options so people can at least figure out which is
>> which.
> Are there any of those which do , right now, have Linux support for more
> than one variant ?

All of them, in fact.

MSM7201 and MSM7601 are identical as far as Linux is concerned. Same
goes for MSM8250 and MSM8650. Our dev boards are a somewhat random mix
of the two, and it doesn't matter which one you use.

MSM8960 is a completely different chip, it just shares a similar name,
to other chips.


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