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SubjectRe: [PATCH] raid6: altivec support
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On Jan 19, 2005, at 9:08 AM, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:

> 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.

Out of interest, on ARM & m68k I would assume that the list of tag's
gets added to over time?

- kumar

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