Re: [PATCH 2/3] openfirmware: adds sysfs nodes foropenfirmware devices

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Mon Mar 14 2005 - 10:08:35 EST

> > Well, we have an unmaintained spec on one side that can't even be
> > ordered from IEEE anymore and actual imlementations that work today,
> > what do you chose ? ;)
> I choose the spec. If an implementation is not conformant to the spec,
> it doesn't "work".
> Not to say that Linux doesn't have to work around bugs in actual
> implementations, of course. And there's a lot of those. Too bad ;-)

Yah, well.. ok, let's say we have a spec... and an implementation that
represents about 90% of the machines concerned. Those 90% have the
"bug"... what do you chose ? :)

The separator in "compatible", afaik, is \0, not space btw.

On possibiliy would be to have the kernel replace spaces with
underscores for the sake of matching. That would make life easier for


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