[Buildroot] [RFC PATCH 0/2] Add Freescale e5500 & e6500 support

Gustavo Zacarias gustavo at zacarias.com.ar
Sun Dec 7 23:17:46 UTC 2014

On 12/07/2014 07:48 PM, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:

> Patches applied. I must say I'm a bit confused by why we exclude PP64le
> for those new platforms. Is there theoretically something that would
> prevent those from being used in LE mode?

As far i was able to find out without hardware the fsl ppc64 SOCs aren't
able to boot in LE mode.
It's like ARM, if the peripherals aren't ready for it even though the
CPU itself can do so it won't work right.
For example for pseries there's the pseries_le_defconfig, for the fsl 64
bit chips there's corenet64_smp_defconfig but no LE counterpart.
Even though CONFIG_CPU_LITTLE_ENDIAN can be toggled for said config i
wasn't able to find anything related to actually booting that (and it's
a pretty generic option).
So i "erred" on the safe side.

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