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

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Mon Mar 14 2005 - 09:06:19 EST

On Sun, 2005-03-13 at 16:17 +0100, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> Sorry to follow up this late...
> >>> Is whitespace (in any form) allowed in the compatible value?
> No. Only printable characters are allowed, that is, byte values
> 0x21..0x7e and 0xa1..0xfe; each text string is terminated by a
> 0x00; there can be several text strings concatenated in one
> "compatible" property.
> >> Yes, whitespace is used at least in the toplevel compatible file, like
> >> 'Power Macintosh' in some Pismo models.
> So those OF implementations violate the OF specification.

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 ? ;)


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