[PATCH] Hotplug for openfirmware/macio devices

Jeff Mahoney jeffm at suse.com
Fri Sep 17 08:27:48 EST 2004

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Jeff Mahoney wrote:
| Hey all -
| Many devices on the macintosh hardware platform are hidden behind a
| macio asic that places devices beyond the PCI bus for hotplug. Loading
| the driver manually works fine, but we have this wonderful hotplug
| system now. Why should macio be a second class citizen?
| At least for me, the most noticable one was my airport card, but there
| may be others. I only have an ibook and a powermac.
| Attached are three patches, which do the following:
| * kernel-of-hotplug.diff; against 2.6.9-rc2 (mainline)
| ~  - exports OF information to userspace
| ~  - removes struct of_device in favor of struct of_device_id, which
| ~    uses character arrays such that the structure can be more easily
| ~    used by module-init-tools [the renaming is required to use the
| ~  - changes the semantics of OF_MATCH_ANY to be an empty string
| ~  - adds the name, type, and compat strings to the macio sysfs tree
| ~  - adds a hotplug filter to pass the name, type, and compat info
| ~    to hotplug
| ~  - adds the appropriate MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE entries so that
| ~    module-init-tools can know about macio devices
| ~  - (Yes, I know this information is available via /proc/device_tree,
| ~     but sysfs is a much more natural fit)
| * hotplug-macio.diff
| ~  - macio.rc: handles coldplugging of devices by traversing
| ~    the macio sysfs tree
| ~  - macio.agent: handles macio hotplug events
| * module-init-tools-3.0-pre10-openfirmware.diff
| ~  - adds support for a modules.ofmap table so that the hotplug scripts
| ~    can determine which modules to load based on the OF information.
| Is there a limit for the length of the various OF strings? I've assumed
| 32 for the sake of testing, but it's completely arbitrary.
| Take a look if you're interested. My familiarity with the PPC world is
| peripheral at best. I'd love feedback.

As promised, updated kernel patch.

- -Jeff

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Jeff Mahoney
SuSE Labs
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