[Linux-galileo] ev64260 bi_rec patch

Michael Sokolov msokolov at ivan.Harhan.ORG
Tue Apr 2 05:52:16 EST 2002

Tom Rini <trini at kernel.crashing.org> wrote:

> IIRC, your original patch did the parsing in parse_bootinfo() or so in
> arch/ppc/kernel/setup.c which means each new driver bi_rec needs to
> modify arch/ppc/kernel/setup.c,


> which isn't nice.


> What we need is
> something like how we save Motorola residual data or bd_info stuffs
> (memcpy in platform_init).

Both of those structures are fixed-length and are copied to static variables.
The bi_recs list has a variable length and can't be copied to a static variable
(unless we agree on a maximum size for it and make a static buffer of that
size, but someone other than me has to make that decision), and I don't know
how to make a dynamic memory allocation that early.


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