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authorMichal Simek <>2020-05-21 16:55:52 +0000
committerMichael Ellerman <>2020-05-28 23:24:34 +1000
commit7ade8495dcfd788a76e6877c9ea86f5207369ea4 (patch)
treed00198541720234f9e5bca3a82c6710c5798502e /Documentation/powerpc
parent0bdad33d6bd7b80722e2f9e588d3d7c6d6e34978 (diff)
powerpc: Remove Xilinx PPC405/PPC440 support
The latest Xilinx design tools called ISE and EDK has been released in October 2013. New tool doesn't support any PPC405/PPC440 new designs. These platforms are no longer supported and tested. PowerPC 405/440 port is orphan from 2013 by commit cdeb89943bfc ("MAINTAINERS: Fix incorrect status tag") and commit 19624236cce1 ("MAINTAINERS: Update Grant's email address and maintainership") that's why it is time to remove the support fot these platforms. Signed-off-by: Michal Simek <> Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <> Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <> Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <> Link:
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diff --git a/Documentation/powerpc/bootwrapper.rst b/Documentation/powerpc/bootwrapper.rst
index a6292afba573..cdfa2bc8425f 100644
--- a/Documentation/powerpc/bootwrapper.rst
+++ b/Documentation/powerpc/bootwrapper.rst
@@ -70,28 +70,6 @@ Currently, the following image format targets exist:
kernel with this image type and it depends entirely on
the embedded device tree for all information.
- The simpleImage is useful for booting systems with
- an unknown firmware interface or for booting from
- a debugger when no firmware is present (such as on
- the Xilinx Virtex platform). The only assumption that
- simpleImage makes is that RAM is correctly initialized
- and that the MMU is either off or has RAM mapped to
- base address 0.
- simpleImage also supports inserting special platform
- specific initialization code to the start of the bootup
- sequence. The virtex405 platform uses this feature to
- ensure that the cache is invalidated before caching
- is enabled. Platform specific initialization code is
- added as part of the wrapper script and is keyed on
- the image target name. For example, all
- simpleImage.virtex405-* targets will add the
- virtex405-head.S initialization code (This also means
- that the dts file for virtex405 targets should be
- named (virtex405-<board>.dts). Search the wrapper
- script for 'virtex405' and see the file
- arch/powerpc/boot/virtex405-head.S for details.
treeImage.%; Image format for used with OpenBIOS firmware found
on some ppc4xx hardware. This image embeds a device
tree blob inside the image.
@@ -116,10 +94,8 @@ Image types which embed a device tree blob (simpleImage, dtbImage, treeImage,
and cuImage) all generate the device tree blob from a file in the
arch/powerpc/boot/dts/ directory. The Makefile selects the correct device
tree source based on the name of the target. Therefore, if the kernel is
-built with 'make treeImage.walnut simpleImage.virtex405-ml403', then the
-build system will use arch/powerpc/boot/dts/walnut.dts to build
-treeImage.walnut and arch/powerpc/boot/dts/virtex405-ml403.dts to build
-the simpleImage.virtex405-ml403.
+built with 'make treeImage.walnut', then the build system will use
+arch/powerpc/boot/dts/walnut.dts to build treeImage.walnut.
Two special targets called 'zImage' and 'zImage.initrd' also exist. These
targets build all the default images as selected by the kernel configuration.