[Skiboot] Preparing for skiboot-5.0

Stewart Smith stewart at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Thu Mar 5 10:22:31 AEDT 2015

Cedric Le Goater <clg at fr.ibm.com> writes:
> As for the DTS patchset, I think you should wait.
> The patchset breaks compatibility with the older kernels and, from the 
> latest discussions, this is not what we want : older distros on new 
> firmware should continue to have sensor support.

Correct. I was just noticing that when reviewing. 

> This means that the DTS patchset should be doing something else than 
> what it proposes. It should add in a seamlessly fashion a new set of 
> nodes for the DTS and update the Linux ibmpowernv driver to take them 
> into account. 
> I will re-work the code in that direction. This should be possible but
> the current layout is difficult to extend and manipulate. The main reason 
> being that the sensor type, index, and attribute name are encoded in the 
> node name.

can always add properties and add something for compatible, right?

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