Merging ppc32 and ppc64

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at
Tue Aug 9 23:11:09 EST 2005

On Tue, 9 Aug 2005, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> > > 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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