Re: [PATCH v2 1/3] mtd: nand: Cleanup/rework the atmel_nand driver

From: Andy Shevchenko
Date: Tue Feb 21 2017 - 11:09:29 EST

On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 1:27 PM, Alexandre Belloni
<alexandre.belloni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> (adding Hans-Christian)
> On 21/02/2017 at 13:02:21 +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
>> Abusing platform data with pointers is also not welcome.
>> > (in this case, avr32).
>> It's dead de facto.
>> When last time did you compile kernel for it? What was the version of kernel?
>> Did it get successfully?
> v4.10-rc3 was building successfully but had some issues in the network
> code.

Newer kernel doesn't link...

>> When are we going to remove avr32 support from kernel completely?

> Ask that to the avr32 maintainers. It still builds and is still booted
> by some people. And that actually seems to be you as you reported a bug
> we introduced in 4.3. I don't think we had any other report after that.

After that I gave up on it. Next time I will escalate directly to
Linus. It's a complete necrophilia. I spent already enough time to
look at that code. It brings now more burden than supports someone

> It can be frustrating at times to handle that platform but if it is
> working for someone, I don't see why we would remove it.

How it's working if it's not linked?

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko