On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 11:07 AM, Tim Small <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On 17/08/11 15:00, Gordan Bobic wrote:
Marvell is pretty good. Whether that is through Marvell's
or not I don't know, but in terms of what the end user gets to work
with, it's seldom matched and hard to beat.
They are definitely better than some, but OTOH, they don't appear to
release any technical documentation at all without going through a
stupid NDA process, and I would summarise my recent dealings Marvell
regarding their AHCI SATA controllers like this:
me> Your hardware doesn't seem to work under these reproducible
marvell> You must be doing something wrong
me> Here's a load more evidence
libata maintainer> Is this broken or what, because it looks broken?
Should we disable this functionality on your controllers?
They also only seem to release errata info very quietly and only
with that in mind, why has the marvell CPU been chosen as the
"flagship product" for the freedombox foundation to honour its
obligations to its kickstarter sponsors?
so i'll ask again: with for example freescale's long-standing
honourable respect of the GPL, community-driven efforts based around
the MX53QSB, and the reasonable price _and_ the offer of discount
vouchers (which steve mentioned, which is what fired off this thread
in the first place), why has the MX53QSB not been chosen as the board
for the freedombox foundation to honour its obligations to its