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Date:	Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:44:31 -0700
From:	Brian Norris <>
To:	Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc:	Olof Johansson <>, Matt Porter <>,
	Christian Daudt <>,
	Russell King <>,,
	Linux Kernel <>,, Gregory Fong <>,
	Florian Fainelli <>,
	Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov <>,
	David Woodhouse <>,
	Sebastian Reichel <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v8 00/11] ARM: brcmstb: Add Broadcom STB SoC support

+ Sebastian

On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 09:35:45AM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Monday 21 July 2014 14:07:55 Brian Norris wrote:
> > I'm taking over the latest resubmission of this patch series.
> > There are a few moderate changes for v8 (noted below), but we
> > are waiting mostly for an Ack for the reboot driver.
> > 
> > This patchset contains the board support package for the
> > Broadcom BCM7445 ARM-based SoC [1]. These changes contain a
> > minimal set of code needed for a BCM7445-based board to boot
> > the Linux kernel.
> > 
> > These changes heavily leverage the OF/devicetree framework. The
> > machine is also built into the multi-platform ARMv7 image.
> > 
> > Changes are also available here:
> > 
> >
> >   git:// +brcmstb-v8
> Whole series
> Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <>


> I think we should try to get this merged into 3.17, it's already
> taken too long and the patches look good.

Yes, it's about time.

> Please add the core architecture patches for arch/arm into Russell's
> patch tracker

OK, that's unfamiliar to me, but I'll try that out.

> For the platform changes in the first patch, I would prefer to have
> Matt pick up the first patch, but we can also apply it directly into
> arm-soc if he prefers that.

That brings up a question related to PATCH 11 in the series (MAINTAINERS
update); who will be maintaining arch/arm/mach-bcm/*brcmstb*, and how
will code go upstream? It seems like Matt and Christian are officially
mach-bcm maintainers, although I don't know if Christian is still

Also, BCM7xxx shares little in common with the rest of mach-bcm, except
a company name, so we'd really like at least the 'Maintainer' entries
for the CC. I was planning on a separate git tree too, although it could
have conflicts if we touch arch/arm/mach-bcm/{Makefile,Kconfig}.

So would we send a separate arm-soc pull request for the arm-soc
targeted changes (and all future development)?

> The reset driver can ideally go through the drivers/power/ maintainers,
> but if they are not interested in merging it, we can also take that
> through arm-soc.

I don't see much activity from the drivers/power/ maintainers on the
mailing lists, and I know David Woodhouse at least has been severely
distracted (I took over for him on driver/mtd/ recently), so I don't
expect much. (EDIT: I see [1]. Nice!)

> See also my one comment on that driver.

I proposed an additional diff on that patch in response.

I can strip the drivers/power/reboot/ driver out and send it separately
to our new drivers/power/ maintainer (thanks Sebastian!), and hope that
it gets through for 3.17.

For the reset of mach-bcm stuff, I'll just send an arm-soc pull request
soon enough, unless Matt/Arnd/Olof object.


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