[PATCH] Use PLATFORM_LPAR rather than PLATFORM_PSERIES_LPAR
segher at kernel.crashing.org
Tue Sep 13 19:23:02 EST 2005
>>> This patch allows for a both furure PLATFORM_[MAPLE|CELL]_LPAR
>>> platforms to share PSERIES_LPAR code.
> DG> I think we would be better off using new firmware_has_feature()
> DG> for this. It takes us a step closer to a kernel which can boot
> DG> pSeries and iSeries and a step closer to getting rid of the magic
> DG> platform numbers entirely.
> hmm, not sure if I would equate "platform" with "firmware".
> Perhaps when this gets pushed into prom_init.c we could use it, but
> currently it is initialized too late.
There _is_ no such thing as a platform; it is completely the
wrong concept to do any feature tests on. Yes, put some LPAR
detection code into prom_init.c, and use it from there.
Care to prepare a patch for this?
If not, please get your original patch in, as although it isn't
perfect, it already is better than what was there before.
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