Subject: Re: how to detect at runtime which system you're running on...
To: Chris Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 06/19/2001 17:58:20
On Tue, 19 Jun 2001, Chris Gilbert wrote:
: What I really meant the platform, IE CATS and EBSA are identical bar one
: section of code in footbridge_pci.c, so the arch is cats, but the platform is
: ebsa or cats. However footbridge is shared with netwinder, so the variable
: either becomes footbridge specific, or I generalise it. So that anyone
: looking at the code sees:
: if (platform_type == pt_EBSA)
: if (platform_type == pt_A7000)
: they can clearly see what it means, for archs that are just one platform it's
: just a macro, and gets delt with at compile_time.
It should be a footbridge-specific variable, but you can name it whatever
you like. You have to detect the difference somehow, so that detection
should set an appropriate flag.
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