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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/7] spufs: The SPU file system
    On Freedag 26 August 2005 10:17, Pekka Enberg wrote:
    > I am confused. The code is architecture specific and does device I/O. Why do
    > you want to put this in fs/ and not drivers/?

    I never really thought of it as a device driver but rather an architecture
    extension, so it started out in arch/ppc64/kernel. Since most of the code
    is interacting with VFS, it is now in fs/spufs. I don't really care about
    the location, but I among the possible places to put the code (with the
    unified arch/powerpc tree), I'd suggest (best first)

    1) arch/powerpc/platforms/cell
    2) arch/powerpc/spe
    3) fs/spufs
    4) drivers/spe

    1) would be the place where I want to have the low-level code
    (currently arch/ppc64/kernel/spu_base.c) anyway, so it makes
    sense to have everything in there that I maintain.
    2) might work better if we at a later point have multiple platform
    types in arch/powerpc that use SPEs, e.g if we want to keep
    Playstation code separate from generic Cell.

    Arnd <><
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