[Skiboot] [RFC PATCH 0/3] hwmon: (ibmpowernv) add DTS support

Guenter Roeck linux at roeck-us.net
Sat Feb 21 03:52:12 AEDT 2015


On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 04:07:34PM +0100, C├ędric Le Goater wrote:
> Hello !
> 
> These patches rework the ibmpowernv driver to support the new device 
> tree as proposed by this patchset on the skiboot mailing list :
> 
>   https://lists.ozlabs.org/pipermail/skiboot/2015-February/000457.html
> 
> They are based on Linux 3.19 and were tested on IBM Power and Open Power 
> systems running trusty.
> 
> The main issue is that the new device tree is incompatible with the 
> previous ibmpowernv drivers. The consequence is no powernv sensors 
> on systems with such a opal/linux configuration.
> 
I don't think that would be acceptable. There must be lots of such
systems out there. Why does it have to be incompatible ?
Can't it support both the old and new versions ?

Guenter


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