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SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/11] x86/dtb: Add a device tree for CE4100
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On Mon, 2010-11-29 at 13:07 -0600, Scott Wood wrote:
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> The motivation for simple-bus comes from Linux, but its definition is
> OS-neutral. It indicates that no special bus knowledge is required to
> access the devices under it.

That's never 100% true. In the case of ISA it's even less true due to
the difference between IO and Memory space.

> I don't think it applies to ISA, though -- I/O space is special bus
> knowledge, and the "ranges" looks weird for memory-space as well.

Right.

> If we're going to get rid of device_type here, it would be nice to
> have some other way to indicate that this node follows the ISA
> binding, without having to recognize an implementation-specific
> compatible.

The code in drivers/of/address.c uses the name property to match isa
busses.

Cheers,
Ben.




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