Merging ppc32 and ppc64
kumar.gala at freescale.com
Wed Aug 10 00:12:20 EST 2005
On Aug 9, 2005, at 8:30 AM, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
>>>>> I don't see the merge as changing the actual code that gets
>>>>> on any given platform very much, except in one respect: we are
>>>>> to standardize on a flattened device tree as the way that
>>>>> about the platform gets passed from the boot loader to the kernel.
> Yes, and that is exactly what I do not want. We are not going
> to require OF implementations that do not need yaboot or similar
> to pass a flattened device tree to the kernel, eh? Also, there
> is no reason why something like yaboot (with an OF still running
> underneath) should have to care about anything device-tree related
> at all; the OS can just as easily ask the OF itself.
I was under the impression that ALL platforms regardless if the had a
OF firmware or not would be using a flattened device tree. Any
conversion between an OF tree to a flatten tree would end up
happening in boot wrapper code going forward.
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