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SubjectRE: [RFC][PATCH] x86 BIOS Enhanced Disk Device (EDD) polling
> > So in this example, we are exporting a number of boot devices as the
> > bios told us, so apply the rule stated above, and determine
> > if it should go into /proc or not[1].
> This is interesting, and I look forward to delving into the
> code. ACPI is doing something very similar. One thing I
> would like to do is create a 'platform' or 'firmware'
> top-level directory in driverfs in which all the
> various firmware drivers can display the data they ascertain from the
> firmware. Stay tuned..

Likewise, on IA-64, /proc/efi/ has EFI stuff (really only vars/ right now,
direct access to NVRAM variables), which coincidentally, I wrote, which
would benefit from a top-level 'platform' or 'firmware' directory and
migration to driverfs. Code is in arch/ia64/kernel/efivars.c. Once I nail
down the EDD code, moving efivars.c to driverfs shouldn't be hard.

> Two examples are attached:

Thanks, that helps a lot. I need to still find how to walk the list of
existing devices and gather info, for purposes of making symlinks, but I see
the existing devices that do that to use as examples.


Matt Domsch
Sr. Software Engineer, Lead Engineer, Architect
Dell Linux Solutions
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