Re: [PATCH 0/3 v2] sh: fixes for various build and kconfig warnings

From: Rob Landley
Date: Thu Sep 09 2021 - 13:25:16 EST

On 9/9/21 3:25 AM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> Hi Randy!
> On 9/8/21 22:19, Randy Dunlap wrote:
>> What is the status of arch/sh/ in general and
>> of these patches in particular?
> I've also been trying to reach out to Yoshinori and Rich. I know that Yoshinori is
> currently busy with other work but he can be reached over Twitter [1]. I don't
> know about Rich though.

(That said I believe he's on a road trip with his family this week?)

> There are quite a number of patches on the mailing list that need reviewing and
> I fear if that doesn't happen in the foreseeable future, the SH port is being
> kicked out which would be a pity given that we're still maintaining the port in
> Debian and given that there is new hardware available with the J-Core board [2].

Rich tends to miss things that go by on the list, or silently assume things will
go in through somebody else's tree. That said he responds to email and if all
else fails I have his cell phone number, so poke _me_ about it. :)

What I _don't_ have is the technical expertise to say more than "yup it compiled
and ran on qemu and/or my turtle board". (I have two other pieces of sh4
hardware and an original sh2 board, but they're in austin and I'm in chicago at
the moment, and none of them has a particularly friendly bootloader for feeding
new kernel images into.)

If you just want "it worked", I can sign off on that. If you want "is it a good
idea", that's a higher bar.