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SubjectRe: [PATCH] powerpc: Kill machine numbers
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> It would be very useful to print the ppc_md.name of the found machine
> here, even without debugging enabled.

Not sure ... without debugging enabled, it's likely that you won't see
anything that early anyway :)

> > -struct machdep_calls __initdata cell_md = {
> > +define_machine(cell) {
> > .probe = cell_probe,
> > .setup_arch = cell_setup_arch,
> > .init_early = cell_init_early,
>
> You forgot to add a .name value here.

Yup, thanks. I think this should become cpb instead of cell, other cell
based boards would then have different ppc_md's though they could share
various routines.

> > Index: linux-work/arch/powerpc/kernel/prom_init.c
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux-work.orig/arch/powerpc/kernel/prom_init.c 2006-03-10 15:58:17.000000000 +1100
> > +++ linux-work/arch/powerpc/kernel/prom_init.c 2006-03-24 14:41:14.000000000 +1100
> [...]
> > + /* If not a mac, try to figure out if it's an IBM pSeries. We assume
> > + * it is if :
> > + * - /device_type is "chrp" (please, do NOT use that for future
> > + * non-IBM designs !
> > + * - it has /rtas
> > + */
>
> It's really weird that IBM chose to use "chrp" to describe a
> PAPR-compliant platform. I guess it's for historical reasons, but it
> sure isn't CHRP any more.

Yup, I'm trying to get that changed in the architecture but even if I'm
successful, we'll have to deal with existing machines.

> Also, please change the wording. With power.org, there will likely be
> non-IBM PAPR-compliant platforms at some point. "non-PAPR-compliant
> designs" is a better term to use.

Ok.

> > Index: linux-work/Documentation/powerpc/booting-without-of.txt
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux-work.orig/Documentation/powerpc/booting-without-of.txt 2006-03-24 11:42:13.000000000 +1100
> > +++ linux-work/Documentation/powerpc/booting-without-of.txt 2006-03-24 14:28:27.000000000 +1100
> > @@ -719,6 +719,10 @@ address which can extend beyond that lim
> > - model : this is your board name/model
> > - #address-cells : address representation for "root" devices
> > - #size-cells: the size representation for "root" devices
> > + - device_type : This property shouldn't be necessary. However, if
> > + device to create a device_type for your root node, make sure it
>
> if you device to create... ?

I was tired :) If you "decide" to create.. will fix, thanks.

> > + is _not_ "chrp" as this will be matched by the kernel to be a
> > + CHRP machine on 32 bits kernel or a pSeries on 64 bits kernels
>
> ...or a PAPR-compliant machine on 64-bit kernels.
>
> (Also, "xx-bit kernels", not "xx bits kernels").

yeah yeah :) Thanks for the review anyway !

Cheers,
Ben.


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