[Skiboot] [PATCH v1 0/5] New HBRT interfaces

Jeremy Kerr jk at ozlabs.org
Thu Aug 13 13:16:37 AEST 2015

Hi Stewart,

> So, from my understanding the htmgt_pass_thru is strictly for
> manufacturing/debug and this is in no way going to be a stable API?
> How can we ensure that we very *very* *VERY* much communicate this?
> I'm thinking we perhaps need a
> --i-am-part-of-manufacturing-or-acknowledge-that-I-am-about-to-make-my-computer-explode
> switch that *must* be specified before running said commands?

How about we make this a compile-time flag, which removes the 
possibility of invoking these manufacturing/system test commands?


Distros wouldn't be specifying this, so the standard tools wouldn't 
allow these.

> This all being said, why do we need a passthrough rather than just
> specify the commands that can be sent down?

Because we don't want to couple opal-prd code to the HBRT/HTMGT 



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