Re: [PATCH] Open Firmware device tree virtual filesystem

From: Rene Rebe
Date: Sun Dec 31 2006 - 07:06:41 EST


On Sunday 31 December 2006 11:49, David Miller wrote:
> From: David Kahn <dmk@xxxxxxxx>
> Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 02:11:53 -0800
> > All we've done is created a trivial implementation for exporting
> > the device tree to userland that isn't burdened by the powerpc
> > and sparc legacy code that's in there now.
> So now we'll have _3_ different implementations of exporting
> the OFW device tree via procfs. Your's, the proc_devtree
> of powerpc, and sparc's /proc/openprom
> That doesn't make any sense to me, having 3 ways of doing the same
> exact thing and making no attempt to share code at all.
> If you want to do something new that consolidates everything, with the
> goal of deprecating the existing stuff, that's great! But with they
> way you're doing this, all the sparc and powerpc implementations
> really can't take advantage of it.
> Am I the only person who sees something very wrong with this?

Nope you aren't, ACK to a unified user-space export from my side as well.


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