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Re: Debian ARM architectures and subarchitectures


(CC debian-boot to see if someone there knows better)

2011/4/4 Arnaud Patard <arnaud.patard@rtp-net.org>:
> Hector Oron <hector.oron@gmail.com> writes:

>>   I am not sure how current Debian subarchitectures map to. Is it just
>> a giving name? Do they map to platform devices in linux kernel? Do
>> they map to machine devices?
> I've not checked but I guess it's following the name of the mach-*
> directories in the kernel.

I just see (probably Ubuntu contributed code) at libdebian-installer:

static const char *supported_generic_subarches[] = {

and machine mappings has:
    { "Freescale MX51 Babbage Board", "imx5" }, /* iMX51 reference hardware. */

>>   If I were to add support for Freescales' i.MX51 cores, which would
>> be the agreed subarchitecture?
>>   * mx51
>>   * mx5
>>   * mx5x
>>   * imx51
>>   * imx5
>>   * imx5x
> I would say mx5 as in mach-mx5 in the kernel but someone needs to check
> if it's really possible to have mx50/mx51/mx53 in same kernel. I
> remember some people on l-a-k ml saying it was not possible.

Would it break 'others' configurations if we set/change 'mx5' as
subarchitecture, which seems to be the most reasonable one at the

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