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

From: Jeff Mahoney
Date: Mon Mar 14 2005 - 10:18:48 EST

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Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
>>>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
> everybody.

I had suggested this a few days ago, but got no response. Can we agree
that this would be an acceptable solution?

- -Jeff

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Jeff Mahoney
SuSE Labs
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