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authorBenjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>2006-03-28 23:15:54 +1100
committerPaul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>2006-03-28 23:15:54 +1100
commite8222502ee6157e2713da9e0792c21f4ad458d50 (patch)
tree0f970fb99912c257a7e5254f863a53f79d22ab14 /Documentation/powerpc/booting-without-of.txt
parent056cb48a2fb6fb31debf665695a9f97b45cfb8ec (diff)
[PATCH] powerpc: Kill _machine and hard-coded platform numbers
This removes statically assigned platform numbers and reworks the powerpc platform probe code to use a better mechanism. With this, board support files can simply declare a new machine type with a macro, and implement a probe() function that uses the flattened device-tree to detect if they apply for a given machine. We now have a machine_is() macro that replaces the comparisons of _machine with the various PLATFORM_* constants. This commit also changes various drivers to use the new macro instead of looking at _machine. Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
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@@ -719,6 +719,11 @@ address which can extend beyond that limit.
- model : this is your board name/model
- #address-cells : address representation for "root" devices
- #size-cells: the size representation for "root" devices
+ - device_type : This property shouldn't be necessary. However, if
+ you decide to create a device_type for your root node, make sure it
+ is _not_ "chrp" unless your platform is a pSeries or PAPR compliant
+ one for 64-bit, or a CHRP-type machine for 32-bit as this will
+ matched by the kernel this way.
Additionally, some recommended properties are: