Re: [PATCH v3 4/4] MIPS: Deprecate VPE Loader
From: Hauke Mehrtens
Date: Wed Oct 12 2016 - 07:19:26 EST
This interface is currently used by the Intel / Lantiq voice Firmware.
This firmware is used by all Intel / Lantiq MIPS SoCs when they should
support analog voice.
What is the proposed timeline for the removal of this interface?
On 10/11/2016 03:42 PM, Matt Redfearn wrote:
> The MIPS remote processor driver (CONFIG_MIPS_RPROC) provides a more
> standard mechanism for using one or more VPs as coprocessors running
> separate firmware.
> Here we deprecate this mechanism before it is removed.
> Signed-off-by: Matt Redfearn <matt.redfearn@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Changes in v3: None
> Changes in v2: None
> arch/mips/Kconfig | 5 ++++-
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/arch/mips/Kconfig b/arch/mips/Kconfig
> index fd2468e71e63..3e767c373c7b 100644
> --- a/arch/mips/Kconfig
> +++ b/arch/mips/Kconfig
> @@ -2264,7 +2264,7 @@ comment "MIPS R2-to-R6 emulator is only available for UP kernels"
> depends on SMP && CPU_MIPSR6
> config MIPS_VPE_LOADER
> - bool "VPE loader support."
> + bool "VPE loader support (DEPRECATED)"
> depends on SYS_SUPPORTS_MULTITHREADING && MODULES
> select CPU_MIPSR2_IRQ_VI
> select CPU_MIPSR2_IRQ_EI
> @@ -2273,6 +2273,9 @@ config MIPS_VPE_LOADER
> Includes a loader for loading an elf relocatable object
> onto another VPE and running it.
> + Unless you have a specific need, you should use CONFIG_MIPS_RPROC
> + instead of this.
> config MIPS_VPE_LOADER_CMP
> default "y"