[PROPOSAL] enhanced table dumping
gwatson at lanl.gov
Tue Jan 18 09:30:00 CET 2005
On Jan 18, 2005, at 11:47 AM, Ronald G. Minnich wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Jan 2005, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
>> Those platforms rather offer an IEEE 1275-1994 interface (which is
>> binary+callback, all evil combined, but it is well proven)
> the consensus seems to be that we make the tree contain what we need,
> the last step is to generate tables from the tree. It sure makes sense
> We also know that we must generate mptable, irq table, and acpi (I just
> *love* the PC) since they all contain info that is overlapping,
> different, and all needed.
> For callbacks, we let OpenBIOS handle that.
> I'd still like to see the code that does the s-expr generation but I'm
> enough other projects right now that my time is too tight. HELP!
I'd like to hear more about what Stefan had in mind for the 'small set
of C functions'. Maybe the simplest way would be to pass the device
tree itself to the payload? I guess it wouldn't solve the binary/ascii
problem, but it would sure as hell make the code easy.
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