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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC 00/29] Support multiple ARM platforms in Xen

On 04/29/2013 11:17 AM, Ian Campbell wrote:

> CCing George, Xen 4.3 release manager.
> On Mon, 2013-04-29 at 00:01 +0100, Julien Grall wrote:
>> Hello,
>> This patch series is divided in 4 parts:
>>     - Patch 1-6: Minor bug fixes
>>     - Patch 7-10: Add hierarchical device tree support based on linux tree
>>     - Patch 11-24: Remove harcoded part
>>     - Patch 25-28: Arndale support based on Anthony's git
>> Xen can boot on both Arndale Board and the Versatile Express without
>> recompilation. But there is still some hardcoded part, mainly in assembly.
> I haven't reviewed this yet but I think this is something we are going
> to want for the Xen 4.3 release if at all possible. (NB, for Linaro
> chaps, we are past feature and code freeze and are intending to release
> 4.3-rc1 next Monday, but there is scope for freeze exceptions to be
> argued for)
> Arndale is currently the only widely available/reasonably priced
> development platform which can run Xen and therefore IMHO Xen 4.3 needs
> to be able to run on it if it is to be a useful "tech preview" platform.
> The current xen.git tree runs on the vexpress platform (rather
> expensive) with the TC2 chip (difficult if not impossible for random
> developers to get hold of) and the software models (random developers
> can get an eval license for these, but they don't last very long). IMHO
> the priority order of the platforms for 4.3 is, in decreasing order:
>         Arndale
>         Fast Models
>         Vexpress
> (with vexpress there running a pretty distant third)

I have only checked this tree on the Arndale and Fast Models Arm 32.


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