[PATCH] build without PCI or VIO

Olof Johansson olof at austin.ibm.com
Fri Feb 11 15:19:34 EST 2005

On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 09:20:33PM -0600, Hollis Blanchard wrote:
> On Feb 10, 2005, at 12:39 AM, Olof Johansson wrote:
> >I'm not sure just what to think about this patch. :-) It's neat to be
> >able to boot pSeries without PCI configured, but how much does it 
> >really
> >buy us?
> I would add that booting without IO can be extremely useful when 
> playing in many experimental environments, such as early development 
> hardware or a simulator. I think it's worthwhile.

I never opposed it's usefulness, just the tradeoff vs code impact. For
bringups in new environments you'll likely have a stack of patches
anyway so it could be carried in there separately.

Either way, the second patch is much better w.r.t. to impact, i.e. less
of a tradeoff and certainly worthwhile.


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