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SubjectRe: [PATCH][2.5.59-bk]Sysfs interface for ZT5550 Redundant Host Controller
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On Tue, 2003-02-04 at 15:08, Greg KH wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 04, 2003 at 02:33:15PM -0800, Rusty Lynch wrote:
> > Last week I finally got access to a decent (but old) technical specification
> > for the ZT5550 redundant host controller. The document was published for
> > the ZT5550C, but I am hoping that newer versions of the RHC just add more
> > functionality to all the documented reserved bits in the document I am looking
> > at.
> >
> > The following patch adds a sysfs interface to most of the bits accessible
> > via the indirect register (through the HCINDEX and HCDATA addresses in the
> > Command and Status Register (CSR). The only bits I did not add access to
> > were the ones that are cleared by reading. There are a lot of bits to get
> > access to, which makes this patch a little bigger then I first expected,
> > so I created a new config option so only people who actually want to mess
> > with the RHC would pay for it.
> >
> > Enabling this code will cause a new directory called zt5550_rhc to be
> > created in the root of sysfs, with the following tree:
>
> Ick, don't place directories in the root of sysfs, unless you want Pat
> to come after you with a big stick.
>
> What's wrong with putting this directory either under the pci device
> that is the zt5550 (if it is a pci device), or at the least, under the
> devices/ directory.

It was just laziness. I can create a new subsystem that isn't rooted in
any other subsystem without any other information. I'll go figure out
how to root this in the zt5550 device directory.

>
> Other than that, I like your macro abuse :)
>

Yea, one thing leads to another. If wouldn't have stopped myself then
the entire file would have been implemented as one macro line.

> thanks,
>
> greg k-h


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