Subject: Re: The spagetti that is arm32/machdep.c
To: None <>
From: Robert Swindells <>
List: port-arm
Date: 06/07/2001 17:42:42
>These ndefs are really a pain, IMO we need to get rid of them.  Even 
>worse, I can't see how FOOTBRIDGE and the type of console we want is even 

I think that footbridge builds are the only ones that can use a serial

It is implemented in the wrong way IMHO though.

There is an implementation of consinit() in
arm32/footbridge/ebsa_machdep.c that doesn't make use of a constab

>In this case, I think we should move all the consinit code out of this 
>file and into one of its own (controlled by files.* adding the file as 
>required for a configuration).  I think this would entirely eliminate the 
>dependency of this file on FOOTBRIDGE, SHARK or vidc.

You get my vote.