[PATCH][2.6] set up vio_dev's driver field

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Sun Jan 11 11:16:33 EST 2004

> No, a "fake" parent device is fine in this case.  But what kind of
> devices do these VIO devices hang off of?  They should have some kind of
> addressable device as a parent, right?  But if not, then yes, a "fake"
> parent device is ok.

They don't have an addressable device as a parent. Those devices
exist on machines running several logical partitions (IBM virtualisation
environment) and the "API" to them is via traps to the hypervisor.
(So basically syscall-like traps to the layer below linux).


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