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From: Martin Guy <>
To: Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc: Russell King <>,
	Hartley Sweeten <>,
	Alexander Sverdlin <>,, Nikita Shubin <>,
	Arnd Bergmann <>, Oleg Nesterov <>,
	Hubert Feurstein <>,
	Lukasz Majewski <>,
	Catalin Marinas <>,
	Will Deacon <>,
	Nathan Chancellor <>,
	Nick Desaulniers <>,
	Linus Walleij <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ARM: ep93xx: remove MaverickCrunch support
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2021 13:40:58 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

I forward opinion from people currently producing and supporting EP93XX boards:

From: Technologic Systems Support Team <>

> I expect our customers would care if support was dropped.
> Unfortunately I don't know to what extent.  I'd like to bring
> Jerome Oufella of Savoir Faire Linux into the conversation here,
> as he runs the software company who most of our customers
> contract through when they need a modern Linux kernel running
> on one of our Cirrus Logic EP93XX series single board computers.
> I expect his opinion will be more valuable than mine.
> Good morning Jerome,
> A member of the Linux Kernel Development community reached out
> to us this morning letting us know the community has suggested
> dropping support for the MavericCrunch FPU on the EP9302 processor.
> Would this impact any of the development your team has been doing
> for some of our mutual customers?

From: Jerome Oufella<>
> I am aware of a few companies who rely on variants of the TS-7250
> running not-too-old LTS releases (4.19, 5.4) to cope with their patch policies.
> With Linux 5.10 being the next "Super LTS", this presumably brings its
> support lifespan until about 2030, which (I believe) they would be
> comfortable with considering the age of the platform.
> Jerome Oufella
> Vice-President, Technologies

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-03 11:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2021-08-02 15:45 ` Martin Guy
2021-08-03 11:40   ` Martin Guy [this message]
     [not found]     ` <>
2021-08-03 15:52       ` Jerome Oufella
2021-08-03 12:12   ` Linus Walleij

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