Re: [RESEND PATCH] arm: assabet_defconfig: disable IDE subsystem

From: Sekhar Nori
Date: Mon Dec 12 2016 - 08:55:41 EST

Hi Bartlomiej,

On Monday 12 December 2016 06:15 PM, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> Hi,
> On Monday, July 18, 2016 08:15:08 PM Sekhar Nori wrote:
>> On Friday 15 July 2016 08:45 PM, Kevin Hilman wrote:
>>> Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> writes:
>>>> On Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:59:23 PM CEST Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
>>>>> On Friday, July 08, 2016 10:23:48 PM Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>>>>>> On Friday, July 8, 2016 5:24:41 PM CEST Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
>>>>>>> This patch disables deprecated IDE subsystem in assabet_defconfig
>>>>>>> (no IDE host drivers are selected in this config so there is no
>>>>>>> valid reason to enable IDE subsystem itself).
>>>>>>> Cc: Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov <dbaryshkov@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <b.zolnierkie@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> I think the series makes a lot of sense. I have checked your assertions
>>>>>> in the changelogs and found no flaws in your logic, so I think we should
>>>>>> take them all through arm-soc unless there are other concerns.
>>>>> Thank you.
>>>>> Should I resend everything or just patches that were not reposted yet
>>>>> (the ones that were marked as RFT initially and got no feedback)?
>>>> I'd be fine with just getting a pull request with all the patches that
>>>> had no negative feedback and that were not already applied (if any).
>>>>>> Do you have a list of ARM defconfigs that keep using CONFIG_IDE and
>>>>>> how you determined that they need it?
>>>>> The only such defconfig is davinci_all_defconfig which uses
>>>>> palm_bk3710 host driver (CONFIG_BLK_DEV_PALMCHIP_BK3710).
>>>>>> I know that ARCH_RPC/ARCH_ACORN has a couple of special drivers that
>>>>>> have no libata replacement, are there any others like that, or are
>>>>>> they all platforms that should in theory work with libata but need
>>>>>> testing?
>>>>> All platforms except ARCH_ACORN, ARCH_DAVINCI & ARCH_RPC should work
>>>>> with libata.
>>>> Adding Sekhar and Kevin for DaVinci: At first sight, palm_bk3710 looks
>>>> fairly straightforward (meaning someone has to do a few day's work)
>>>> to convert into a libata driver.
>>>> As this is on on-chip controller that is part of a dm644x and dm646x,
>>>> it should also not be hard to test (as long as someone can find
>>>> a hard drive to plug in).
>>> I have a hard drive, but don't have any dm64xx hardware anymore to test
>>> this. My last working dm644x board died last year.
>> I have a working DM6446 EVM. I was able to connect a hard drive to it
>> and do some basic tests with v4.6 kernel.
>> I will look into converting the driver to libata. Might take some time
>> because this is unfamiliar territory for me.
> Do you need some help with it?
> I can provide you with draft driver patch if you want.

A draft driver patch will really help. I can test/debug. Otherwise, not
sure when I will really be able to get to this.