Subject: Re: Generic configuration requests outside of config files?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
Date: 02/20/2006 17:37:03
In message <5A2D8D56-31DC-4477-B258-B835ECA38134@shagadelic.org>, Jason Thorpe
>>> No, it shouldn't. device properties are the way to handle this.
>>> board_info only serves to propagate platform-dependencies to the rest
>>> of the kernel, which is not what we want.
>> "device properties"? Can you point me at these?
>if_emac.c already uses them!
... Hmm. Maybe I'm more confused than I thought. I thought the property
stuff it was doing was based on the various openbios board_info_set stuff...
... But now that you've pointed this out, one of the things I didn't quite
understand in that setup makes sense, and it's all much clearer. There's
a translation phase where the openbios info is translated into device
properties, and I misunderstood that code. (It was made more confusing
because I'm not actually USING one of the openbios systems, so there's overlap
between the special board_info_set and related functions, and the more generic