EV-64260-BP & GT64260 bi_recs

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Thu Mar 21 05:12:46 EST 2002

In message <3C98B189.78A92DFE at mvista.com> you wrote:
> I think this is a result of a fundamental difference in views of how much
> work should be put into 2.4 bi_rec's.


> a) Do it the same was as we're going to do it in 2.5
> pros:
> -----
> - 2.4 & 2.5 are consistent
> cons:
> -----
> - we don't know what we're doing in 2.5 yet and probably won't for some time
> - its more kernel/driver work in the short term for 2.4
> b) Do a more advanced bi_rec scheme (like benh's proposal)
> pros:
> -----
> - more general/flexible than c) below
> - may be less work than a) above (depends on what 2.5 does)
> cons:
> -----
> - a 2.4 solution only (unless its ends up being what 2.5 uses too)
> - more kernel work in short term than c)
> c) Do mininimum necessary in 2.4; do it "right" in 2.5
> pros:
> -----
> - minimal up front kernel work in 2.4
> - can get it done "now"
> cons:
> -----
> - a 2.4 solution only
> - less general solution

I've deleted the ppcboot entries from that list; PPCBoot is just  one
of  many boot loaders, and doesn;t need any special handling. We will
adapt with what we have to - one way or another.

> Although the list I provided assumed that c) was the path, I personally have
> no opinion on this.  I just want us to all agree on which path then bang out
> the details.

So how do we come to the agreement? By voting? My vote is b),  hoping
that the result will be good enough to be accepted for 2.5, too.

> Can we focus on this question so we can stop going in circles?  Besides if we

I stop going in cricles here (for this round).

Wolfgang Denk

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