RFC: linuxbios table fix

Eric W. Biederman ebiederman at lnxi.com
Fri Dec 10 10:09:00 CET 2004

Greg Watson <gwatson at lanl.gov> writes:

> On Dec 9, 2004, at 10:49 PM, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> > "Ronald G. Minnich" <rminnich at lanl.gov> writes:
> >
> >> On Thu, 9 Dec 2004, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> >>
> >>> I am still worried about ppc, and big endian architectures in general.
> >>> But I don't think we currently have any users there.
> >>
> >> we do. I think I'd like to hear Greg Watson's take on this as he is
> >> working with the PPC 970 guys and this will impact him.
> >
> > Ron we have users of the LinxuBIOS table on PPC?  It was my impression that we
> > did not.
> >
> > I would be happy to hear what Greg has to say.  If nothing uses this entry
> > I will be happy to change this.    Otherwise we need to know what the test
> > program below reports on ppc.
> Nothing uses this currently, but I will be providing support to pass the entire
> device tree to a payload in the near future. Whether this will be using
> linuxbios tables, s-expressions or XML depends on the results of the current
> discussion.
> On ppc32, gcc-3.2.2 I get a size of 24. I'll try ppc64 later today.

Thanks.  Then I am going to ``fix'' the table definition so it returns
a size of 20 even on ppc.

What we do later is still in the air.  But at least the current situation
can be corrected without a flag day.  


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