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Re: Debugging yaboot issues

Hi Joseph, thanks for answering !

Le mercredi 13 octobre 2010 à 14:18 -0400, Joseph Jezak a écrit :
> What devices don't work with the new ofpath?

To be honest, I don't know. And it will be very hard for anyone to make
a list of such devices.

> What benefit is there to keeping the old one around?

Well, as always, backward compatibility. I'm sure there's a lot of
people around that are very happy with yaboot currently, and the
problems with more recent PPC should not impair them.

I know a lot of people despise ofpath in its current state, but nobody
that I know of has the knowledge, the ressources, and the time to
correctly check if a brand knew ofpath would work on everything the old
one has worked on. The closest attempt would be ofpathname, which I
think is close to your ofpath technically, and we may try to switch to
it (well, it would rather be an upstream decision: I saw some people
discuss about it on the yaboot devs ML). But all of these things are a
big of a change and I don't think it's the right time to do that, i.e.
we'll never integrate such a change in squeeze. After squeeze, well,
yes, we should try. Or even think about switching to GRUB 2.

> I've tested mine with a Powerbook G4 (old MacIO driver and the new PATA
> MacIO driver) and a Quad G5 with various kernels between 2.6.32 and
> 2.6.36. More testing would certainly be appreciated!

Definitly. I'll try on mine too.


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