/proc/rtas/* vs. /proc/ppc64/rtas/*

Hollis Blanchard hollisb at us.ibm.com
Fri Oct 31 02:17:06 EST 2003

On Thursday, Oct 30, 2003, at 08:23 US/Central, Leigh Brown wrote:
> Jake Moilanen said:
>> I was going to do this as part of the error logging/nvram buffering
>> port
>> to 2.6.
>> We went from /proc/rtas to /proc/ppc64/rtas in 2.4.  2.6 should
>> probably
>> follow suit as well.
> Isn't this a bit like having /proc/ppc64/cpuinfo, i.e. pretty dumb from
> userspace's point of view?  If I want to write a program to update
> the progress element of rtas, doesn't it make sense to have a single
> /proc/rtas so the same program works equally well on ppc32 and ppc64?

No I think that's a good point. Sometimes it's easy for us to forget
about ppc32...

Hollis Blanchard
IBM Linux Technology Center

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