Re: [PATCH 2/5] I2O: SPARC fixes
From: David S. Miller
Date: Fri Nov 18 2005 - 23:37:19 EST
From: Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 03:30:39 +0000
> On Gwe, 2005-11-18 at 17:22 -0800, David S. Miller wrote:
> > Ho hum, I guess keep it a config option for now until we find a
> > way to auto-detect this reliably.
> The notify functionality is mandatory. You are seeing the same cards
> fail on sparc but work on x86. This sounds to me a lot more like an
> unfound endian bug that needs fixing than a real lack of support
That's very possible, but it also could be that the cards
that fail only on Sparc have Sun forth firmware on them,
which would thus only load firmware on Sparc boxes.
I still think the endianness theory is more likely, however.
Perhaps the I2O datastructures should be endian annotated
and then pushed through sparse. :-)
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