Re: [PATCH 1/2] ARM: Differentiate SheevaPlugs and DockStars on thebasis of the memory size.

From: Russell King - ARM Linux
Date: Fri Apr 08 2011 - 03:45:00 EST

On Fri, Apr 08, 2011 at 01:04:01AM +0200, Alexander Holler wrote:
> Am 08.04.2011 00:08, schrieb Russell King - ARM Linux:
>>> Requiring a machine ID and the needed stuff to handle that for a board
>>> which just is using two GPIOs different than another board is why the
>>> ARM tree exploded.
>> You can not be any more wrong than that.
>> The reason the ARM tree exploded is because of the compartmentalized
>> sub-community structure, where the vast majority of (eg) OMAP development
>> is done independently of the (eg) Samsung development.
>> Consequently, there's no attempt to consolidate code between the SoCs,
>> even for basic stuff like 32-bit up-counting timers. We've ended up with
>> _nine_ implementations of clocksources all doing the same thing in that
>> respect.
>> That's got precisely zilch to do with machine IDs, and your attempt to
>> blame the bloat on machine IDs just shows how misinformed you are.
> I had a look at what's going on in the OMAP linux world for more than a
> year now and I think I've seen a lot of the stuff you are referring to.
> And I think one of the reasons that the mess happened is the same I've
> got trapped in. Why should anyone try to submit patches if he must fear
> to get caught in some senseless endless discussion about one line.

Because matching against the memory size is _technically_ the wrong thing
to do, as you've already been told.
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