Merging ppc32 and ppc64
segher at kernel.crashing.org
Tue Aug 9 23:09:02 EST 2005
>> I don't see the merge as changing the actual code that gets executed
>> on any given platform very much, except in one respect: we are going
>> to standardize on a flattened device tree as the way that information
>> about the platform gets passed from the boot loader to the kernel.
>> Comments? Flames? :)
> There are several userspace applications that parse the non-flat
> device tree in /proc/device-tree on pSeries. While I like the idea of
> the flattened device tree I think we need to consider how many apps we
> are going to break with it.
_Please_ don't throw the real device tree away; I'm happy with
the flattened device tree if and only if it is a _minimum_
requirement, and having a _real_ device tree (or even real
Open Firmware support) is still an option.
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