[oe] SOC_FAMILY broken
Michael 'Mickey' Lauer
mickey at vanille-media.de
Thu Sep 2 01:09:20 CEST 2010
Am Mittwoch, den 01.09.2010, 23:22 +0200 schrieb Leon Woestenberg:
> On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 11:14 PM, Frans Meulenbroeks
> <fransmeulenbroeks at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Root cause: if SOC_FAMILY is not set (awhich is the case for most
> > MACHINEs and all distro's except angstrom) the test in base.bbclass
> Good point, but I never understood SOC_FAMILY. From an old email:
> "SOC_FAMILY is defining a family of processors and the features that processor
> has. Whereas MACHINE_CLASS is defining a type of device and its features which
> can use different processors."
> I think the first sentence is contradicting itself.
> A "family of processors" vs. "features that processor had". This can
> be fully orthogonal (worst case),
> so the definition of the variable is crap. I wonder, has it proven
> more useful than cumbersome?
I still don't know why we need both SOC_FAMILY and MACHINE_CLASS in the
first place. MACHINE_CLASS has been around for much longer and if you
look how it's being used or intended to use, you see that there are
hardly any processor differences in the members of those classes (e.g.
openezx, qualcomm msm7, om-gta01/02, clamshell zaurus models, ...).
I'm still unconvinced that we need both variables.
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