Subject: Re: Adding bootverbose
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/23/2000 10:54:09
> >
> >Yes- but maybe the locator info should be retained somewhere?
> >
> I agree, every other time I have tried to suggest this it has fallen
> on deaf ears.  I would suggest that an array of ints, the same number
> as there are entries in locname - the driver fills in the ints with
> the correct locator values (sets the unused ones to -1???).  It would
> make things soooo much easier.
> >
> >Hmm- yup. You're right. Too little sleep on my part. I think what I meant is
> >how you can reconcile a hardware tree (as gathered from incomplete
> >self-identifying h/w- OBP trees or PCI bussses, etc..) with a locator based
> >tree (which just tells you the attached driver hierarchy).
> >
> Mmmm not sure - I have not dealt with OBP at this level.  Do you get
> any addressing info back at all?

The Open Boot PROM has compete address info for all h/w.