[PATCH 6/16] cell: abstract spu management routines

Michael Ellerman michael at ellerman.id.au
Mon Nov 13 15:11:21 EST 2006

On Fri, 2006-11-10 at 12:01 -0800, Geoff Levand wrote:
> This adds a platform specific spu management abstraction and the coresponding
> routines to support the IBM Cell Blade.  It also removes the hypervisor only
> resources that were included in struct spu.
> Three new platform specific routines are introduced, spu_enumerate_spus(),
> spu_create_spu() and spu_destroy_spu().  The underlining design uses a new
> type, struct spu_management_ops, to hold function pointers that the platform
> setup code is expected to initialize to instances appropriate to that platform.
> For the IBM Cell Blade support, I put the hypervisor only resources that were
> in struct spu into a platform specific data structure struct spu_pdata.

As far as I can see you haven't posted your HV-backed management ops, is
that right?

Why can't your PS3 platform code fake-up device nodes for SPUs? It seems
that would simplify this quite a lot.


Michael Ellerman
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