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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.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

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