[Xenomai] [RFC] Remove support for PowerPC64

Henning Schild henning.schild at siemens.com
Tue Dec 12 13:22:34 CET 2017


Am Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:55:25 +0100
schrieb Philippe Gerum <rpm at xenomai.org>:

> PPC64 is a non-trivial port to maintain (mostly regarding the
> interrupt pipeline). However, the Xenomai user base for this
> architecture has always been very small, not to say marginal.
> 
> As part of the ongoing effort to fit the project to the resources, I
> would suggest to drop support for the PowerPC64 architecture, in the
> same terms than it just happened with Blackfin, i.e.
> 
> - The I-pipe support for the ppc64 architecture would not be
> maintained beyond kernel 4.9.51 (LTS).
> 
> - ppc64 support would be marked as deprecated in the next releases of
> the Xenomai 3.0.x series, then no more maintained from that point (not
> even build tested). This code would be fully removed from the -next
> branch leading to Xenomai 3.1.
> 
> Please send any feedback before Jan 15, 2018.

No objections from my side.

Henning

> Thanks,
> 




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