[Qemu-devel] [PATCH 1/1] hw: Add IGEPv2 board support

Javier Martinez Canillas javier at dowhile0.org
Wed Jan 11 12:58:55 UTC 2012


On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 1:20 PM, Peter Maydell <peter.maydell at linaro.org> wrote:
> On 11 January 2012 11:53, Javier Martinez Canillas <javier at dowhile0.org> wrote:
>> Yes, the IGEPv2 and the Overo are indeed very similar machines so we
>> base the hardware modeling on the Overo.
>>
>> The only differences here are which OMAP version is used to initialize
>> the MPU (3630 instead of 3430) and the NAND memory used, Numonyx
>> OneNAND instead of Micron NAND.
>
> That's pretty minor -- can you just use the overo model as is?
> I bet nothing at the software level cares that much about the
> OMAP version or NAND manufacturer...
>

Yes, I guess we can use the Overo as is.

>> We just add this device model for our clients so I thought it was a
>> good idea to post the patch upstream. But feel free to ignore me if
>> you think that it doesn't add any value to Linaro QEMU.
>
> I appreciate the patch. My pushback is really that every new board
> we accept carries an implicit future cost for testing/maintenance/etc,
> so there needs to be a reasonable set of users who would use this
> and not the overo or beagle.
>

Yes, I totally understand. Then just feel free to just ignore the
patch, sorry for the noise.

>> Sorry about that, I didn't know that GPLv2 or later was the norm in
>> the QEMU project.
>
> We've just changed recently to asking people to include the "or later"
> clause for new code (this is why, as you note, there are some existing
> bits of code which are v2-only).
>
> -- PMM

Best regards,
Javier



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