[meta-freescale] [meta-freescale-layer][PATCH 01/67] remove not supported e500v2 machines

Ting Liu ting.liu at nxp.com
Thu Jul 14 03:37:07 PDT 2016

Hello Bob, 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert E. Cochran [mailto:yocto at mindchasers.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:44 AM
> To: Otavio Salvador <otavio.salvador at ossystems.com.br>; Ting Liu
> <ting.liu at nxp.com>
> Cc: meta-freescale at yoctoproject.org; Lauren Post
> <lauren.post at freescale.com>; Weng White-B18292
> <White.Weng at freescale.com>
> Subject: Re: [meta-freescale] [meta-freescale-layer][PATCH 01/67] remove
> not supported e500v2 machines
> On 07/13/2016 06:56 AM, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 7:27 AM, Ting Liu <ting.liu at nxp.com> wrote:
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: Otavio Salvador [mailto:otavio.salvador at ossystems.com.br]
> >>> Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2016 9:39 PM
> >>> To: Ting Liu <ting.liu at nxp.com>
> >>> Cc: meta-freescale at yoctoproject.org
> >>> Subject: Re: [meta-freescale] [meta-freescale-layer][PATCH 01/67]
> >>> remove not supported e500v2 machines
> >>>
> >>> On Mon, Jul 4, 2016 at 7:41 AM,  <ting.liu at nxp.com> wrote:
> >>>> From: Ting Liu <ting.liu at freescale.com>
> >>>>
> >>>> Remove the below machines which are not supported/tested:
> >>>> bsc9131rdb, bsc9132qds, p1010rdb, p1020rdb, p1021rdb, p1022ds
> >>>> p1023rdb, p1025twr, p2020rdb
> >>>>
> >>>> Signed-off-by: Ting Liu <ting.liu at nxp.com>
> >>> i understand why you are doing this but I don't support this. There
> >>> are users out there using those and as such NXP should keep those
> >>> supported. We use same rule for i.MX and what we do is moving the
> >>> old BSP machines for mainline kernel/u-boot so people has at least an
> upgrade path.
> >> [Liu Ting-B28495] I understand your points. But these boards are not
> tested with the latest kernel/u-boot/fm-ucode/qe-ucode/etc.
> >> We want to remove them to avoid confusion.
> >>
> >> It is easy to add back the machine configuration files. The recipes for
> kernel/u-boot/etc. should be rolled back to the previous revision on which
> these boards are supported too. Anyway, this need effort to verify, including
> build and function.
> > I am not the owner of those machines, on the BSP, so I cannot block
> > the removal. For the i.MX I always preferred to move the machines for
> > the mainline kernel/u-boot and keep them around so people could use
> > and improve them. This was a way to empower the community and
> provide
> > a long term solution for our users.
> Once things stabilize, I would like to patch back in support for the p1010rdb
> and t1040rdb-64b.  Let me know if there is an objection to this.
[Liu Ting-B28495] Thanks a lot for your support of QorIQ targets. Let me give some explanation for the removed boards. 
	For those legacy boards which were removed from QorIQ SDK, no testing is conducted during SDK release, so the quality will be a risk if those legacy boards are added back. To avoid confusion and unexpected issues, we hope to remove those unsupported boards. 

> >

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