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From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
To: David Woodhouse <>
Cc: Olaf Hering <>,
	linuxppc-dev list <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Linux Kernel list <>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] raid6: altivec support
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 10:22:18 +1100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1106176939.5294.39.camel@gaston> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, 2005-01-19 at 07:43 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-01-19 at 15:11 +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > We should probably "backport" that simplification to ppc32...
> Yeah.... I'm increasingly tempted to merge ppc32/ppc64 into one arch
> like mips/parisc/s390. Or would that get vetoed on the basis that we
> don't have all that horrid non-OF platform support in ppc64 yet, and
> we're still kidding ourselves that all those embedded vendors will
> either not notice ppc64 or will use OF?

Oh well... i've though about it too, and decided that I was not ready to
try it. For one, the problem you mention, with the pile of embedded
junk. I made the design decision to define an OF client interface as the
standard & mandatory entry mecanism to the ppc64 kernel (except legacy
iSeries of course, but I don't want that to multiply). That or the
kexec-like entrypoint passing a flattened device-tree in.

Also, there are other significant differences in other areas. At this
point, I think the differences are  bigger than the common code.

What would be interesting would be to proceed incrementally, having a
directory somewhere to put the "common" ppc/ppc64 code, and slowly
moving things there.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2005-01-19 23:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2005-01-09 15:13 ` [PATCH] raid6: altivec support Olaf Hering
2005-01-17 10:16   ` David Woodhouse
2005-01-17 14:58     ` Kumar Gala
2005-01-19  4:11     ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt
2005-01-19  7:43       ` David Woodhouse
2005-01-19  9:41         ` Paul Mackerras
2005-01-20 17:55           ` Tom Rini
2005-01-19 14:45         ` Kumar Gala
2005-01-19 14:48           ` David Woodhouse
2005-01-19 14:54             ` Kumar Gala
2005-01-19 15:08             ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2005-01-19 15:15               ` Kumar Gala
2005-01-19 15:27                 ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2005-01-19 23:25             ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt
2005-01-20  7:40               ` [Lists-linux-kernel-news] " Jon Masters
2005-01-19 18:07           ` Jon Masters
2005-01-19 23:22         ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt [this message]
2005-01-23 11:17           ` Sven Luther

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