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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] raid6: altivec support
    On Wed, 19 Jan 2005, David Woodhouse wrote:
    > On Wed, 2005-01-19 at 08:45 -0600, Kumar Gala wrote:
    > > We did talk about looking at using some work Ben did in ppc64 with OF
    > > in ppc32. John Masters was looking into this, but I havent heard much
    > > from him on it lately.
    > >
    > > The firmware interface on the ppc32 embedded side is some what broken
    > > in my mind.
    > The binary structure which changes every few weeks and which is shared
    > between the bootloader and the kernel? Yeah, "somewhat broken" is one
    > way of putting it :)
    > The ARM kernel does it a lot better with tag,value pairs.

    As does m68k... That's why we never got beyond bootinfo major version 2.



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