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Re: Rewrite of ofpath


I've looked over your rewrite of ofpath, and I must say that I'm impressed. The code is clear, straightforward, and easy to follow. There may still be bugs (I'm not enough of a Linux kernel or Open Firmware guru to tell if it crosses all the "t"s and dots all the "i"s) but if there are, they will be easy to fix within the structure of your design.

With all the interest in PowerPC Debian expressed recently -- a half- dozen folks expressing interest is a veritable throng compared to the crickets I've been listening to in response to my patches for ybin -- we may yet be able to get this accepted in time to save PowerPC for Squeeze!

Good work!


On Sep 16, 2010, at 9:49 AM, Joseph Jezak wrote:


The new macio pata drivers do not make an entry in /proc/scsi like other scsi devices and as a result, ofpath screws up pretty badly when trying
to figure out the open firmware path for these devices. Other pata
drivers are probably also hit with the same issue, but this is all I've
got to test on at the moment.

In any case, I've rewritten ofpath to take this into account and clean
up some of the cruft from the old version. I've only tested it on a
Powerbook G4 and a Quad G5, so I don't expect it'll work for everyone,
but I'd appreciate feedback either way.

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