Subject: Re: IEEE1275 OpenBoot support?
To: Andrew Cagney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Theo de Raadt <email@example.com>
Date: 12/11/1994 23:47:25
> I think of OpenBoot (among other things) as a mechanism that allows a
> kernel to access a device in the absence of a native device driver
> (perhaphs I'm wrong). When looking at devices for a new target, going
> down the path of implemting the open boot interface (assuming the rest
> was there) would be easier then initially worrying about native devices.
As far as I know that isn't the case, because it probably doesn't take
interrupts into account. I believe the Sparc OpenBOOT device drivers
are all polled.