Re: [PATCH v3 0/2] hwmon: Add StarFive JH7100 temperature sensor

From: Guenter Roeck
Date: Sun Aug 01 2021 - 16:29:56 EST

On 8/1/21 1:19 PM, Emil Renner Berthing wrote:
On Wed, 28 Jul 2021 at 19:05, Emil Renner Berthing <kernel@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wed, 28 Jul 2021 at 18:54, Guenter Roeck <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 7/26/21 10:18 AM, Emil Renner Berthing wrote:
This adds a driver for the temperature sensor on the JH7100, a RISC-V
SoC by StarFive Technology Co. Ltd., and most likely also the upcoming
JH7110 version.

The SoC is used on the BeagleV Starlight board:

Support for this SoC is not yet upstreamed, but is actively worked on,
so it should only be a matter of time before that happens.

Hmm, makes me wonder if I should apply the series now or later,
when the chip is actually supported by the kernel. Comments/thoughts ?


I'd of course love if it was applied now. That would at least mean
fewer patches to rebase when keeping the beaglev patches [1] up to
date, and I'd be very surprised if SoC support doesn't make it
upstream eventually. But I'd also fully understand the position that
this only makes sense to add when support for the SoC is upstream too.
I'm adding Drew, as he might have something to say about this.

Hi Guenter,

Things have changed. The foundation is no longer
planning to make any further boards using the JH7100 or upcoming
JH7110 SoCs from StarFive. I still think support for the JH7100 will
make it upstream eventually, but I'm no longer confident enough to
recommend merging this before there are more concrete plans for the
SoC. So thanks for the reviews. I'll repost it when I think it's time
to consider it for upstream again.

Thanks for the update.