EV-64260-BP & GT64260 bi_recs

Val Henson val at nmt.edu
Tue Mar 26 13:16:16 EST 2002

On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 05:46:49PM +0100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> Of course you want to add whatever additional bi_recs, and among the things
> I propose is the definition that the kernel will only use all-lowercase
> bi_rec types for it's own use leaving any other combo for other uses.

Did you mean, the kernel will use all-uppercase bi_rec types?  That's
what it's currently using.  If you meant to say that the kernel will
use all-lowercase bi_rec types, I'm interested in knowing why it's
worth breaking backwards compatibility.

> No. A BI_IGNORE makes no sense. A whole class of bi_rec types guaranteed
> not to be used by the kernel makes sense.

Sure, that makes sense.  Like the vendor specific major/minor numbers.


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