Re: [PATCH 2/3] dt: Remove obsolete description of powerpc boot interface
From: Grant Likely
Date: Mon Jan 31 2011 - 15:21:27 EST
On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 4:36 AM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 12:45:05AM -0700, Grant Likely wrote:
>>32 and 64 bit powerpc support has been merged for a while now, but
>>the booting-without-of.txt document still describes 32 bit as not
>>supporting multiplatform, which is no longer true. This patch fixes
>>Also remove references to powerpc-specific details outside of section
>>I in preparation to add details for other architectures.
> There's a line around 500 that starts:
> "The kernel powerpc generic code does..."
> Perhaps the powerpc reference should be dropped there?
> Also, there are several mentions of "real Open Firmware", which are
> probably just fine, and prom_init(), which are probably arch specific.
The prom_init() reference is just an example, and so I'm okay with it
staying in. The example is relevant to look at regardless of the
architecture you are working on. Oh, but I should drop the reference
to every node requiring a "device_type" property.
> There is a section that talks about ranges that starts with:
> "For a new 64-bit powerpc board, I...".
> Section III 5) has all kinds of powerpc specific stuff. CHRP,
> pSeries, PAPR in the root node. The references to Apple machines for
> examples are probably OK, but it shouldn't make PowerPC items as
> explicit requirements.
> Section III 5e) references a file that doesn't exist:
> Section V, paragraph 2 references a file that doesn't exist:
> Hope that helps you...
Grant Likely, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Secret Lab Technologies Ltd.
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