Subject: Re: root device
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <email@example.com>
From: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/13/2003 07:46:33
Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> > > I fully agree, the problem is to make the fake entries appearing at a
> > > convenient place. If they are in the device tree, it's quite
> > > straightforward.
> > I'm not entirely happy with the idea of polluting the device tree just
> > to please an emulation.
> Pollution is just about adding a few pseudodevices in the device tree
> (we could gather them under one compat_mach pseudodevice attached to the
> root if you wish). I'm open to other suggestions, but I don't see a
> better way of handling that for now.
What is the goal of having the complete device tree available? Are we
trying to emulate enough functionality for the kmem-style grovellers
(yah, not 100% correct terminology but YKWIM) to work, or is there a
more practical application for having the device tree available?
Simon Burge <email@example.com>
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