[Lists-linux-kernel-news] Re: [PATCH] raid6: altivec support

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Thu Jan 20 10:25:29 EST 2005

On Wed, 2005-01-19 at 14:48 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-01-19 at 08:45 -0600, Kumar Gala wrote:
> > We did talk about looking at using some work Ben did in ppc64 with OF 
> > in ppc32.  John Masters was looking into this, but I havent heard much
> > from him on it lately.
> > 
> > The firmware interface on the ppc32 embedded side is some what broken 
> > in my mind.
> The binary structure which changes every few weeks and which is shared
> between the bootloader and the kernel? Yeah, "somewhat broken" is one
> way of putting it :)
> The ARM kernel does it a lot better with tag,value pairs.

And ppc64 adds a flattened device-tree format, even better imho :)


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