EV-64260-BP & GT64260 bi_recs

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Thu Mar 21 03:59:46 EST 2002

In message <20020320164025.31626 at mailhost.mipsys.com> you wrote:
> The basic idea was to have bi_recs containing bi_recs, with some
> type/value pairs. something like:
> In the above example, the entire BI_STRUCT is a single record
> containing other records. A BI_STRUCT contains a first u32 indicating
> the structure type and then it's sub-records.

Thanks, Ben! This really helps this discussion.

> I also want to have the bi_rec types & records be defined as 4
> ASCII chars in an u32, making things readable when you debug,
> and defining, a bit like Apple does in MacOS, that full lowercase
> letters are reserved types, while others are free for use by vendors
> to pass whatever additional infos, thus a guarantee of avoiding
> clashes between vendor added bi_rec's and future kernels.

Sounds good to me :)

Wolfgang Denk

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