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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Open Firmware device tree virtual filesystem
    Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:

    >> This is a trivial implementation that suits it's purpose.
    >> It's simple. I'm not sure what more is needed for this
    >> project when it's pretty clear that i386 will never need
    >> any additional support for open firmware.
    >
    > I don't agree. It's definitely not clear to me.... Especially as open

    If Linuxbios has its way then this is indeed not true. We are in the
    middle of our design for V3 and the hardware representation will be
    based on a device-tree description. From that we plan to auto generate
    the various tables that i386 stuff uses. But ideally the kernel could
    get all it needed from the device-tree.

    At least 1 major manufacturer is interested in providing LinuxBios on
    some of its motherboards and AMD supports LinuxBios so in the near
    future x86 should have a real reason to have full device-tree support.

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    Richard A. Smith.

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