Removing device driver code in mainboard.c for Tyan boards?

YhLu YhLu at
Mon Nov 8 13:23:01 CET 2004

OK, someone can roll it back. Actually the E7501 support in v2 is side
product when I tried to add support for E7520...



-----Original Message-----
From: ebiederman at [mailto:ebiederman at] 
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 11:44 AM
To: Ronald G. Minnich
Cc: YhLu; 'Li-Ta Lo'; 'LinuxBIOS'
Subject: Re: Removing device driver code in mainboard.c for Tyan boards?

"Ronald G. Minnich" <rminnich at> writes:

> On Fri, 5 Nov 2004, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> > Could we please reserve this construct for chipsets
> > with multiple northbridges?
> Whew, I'm glad you said that Eric, it concerned me too!

This is not something I think it is worth much of an argument about.

I think doing this with the E7501 makes is less good as an example,
for other boards.

Except for chipsets with multiple northbridges I don't intend to
use the root_complex structure.

When you have multiple northbridges it nicely makes the information
we specify per northbridge symmetric.  Which helps in a lot
of little ways.  But for a single chipset it really is unnecessary.
It is the device's that really cary structure information and we have
all of those, one way or another.


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