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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.

Richard A. Smith.

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