EV-64260-BP & GT64260 bi_recs

Armin akuster at pacbell.net
Wed Apr 3 00:42:07 EST 2002

Dan Malek wrote:
> If you are using the 4xx stuff as an example, I don't really like the
> way that is being done, but I'm severely outnumbered in that battle so
> I had to retreat and work somewhere else (like MIPS :-).  I still
> prefer to wait and see how unmanagable it gets before we start reworking
> everything.  Again, I don't see how using a bootloader to provide
> information and adding more software complexity to drivers solves this
> problem.  If you can't make it work with #define constants and #ifdef
> code sections, how will changing a #define with a variable name and
> an #ifdef with an if () {} make it eaiser?

What battle would that be?? you're copied on all my changes to 4xx and
if you have a problem with it , you should say so:)

>> I have this dream that one day we will get to the point where adding
>> support for a new board only involves adding files to the kernel
>> tree, with no changes to existing files needed.

4xx you need 1 config , board.c, board.h and add board.h to ibm4xx.h at
a minimum.  The 4xx drivers when conversion to ocp is completed will
make it possible:) Think of ocp as a static or manual pci driver

>     -- Dan


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