EV-64260-BP & GT64260 bi_recs

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Tue Mar 26 21:05:06 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.

Yes, sorry for the confusion.

>> 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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