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Date:	Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:11:24 +0100
From:	Rickard Strandqvist <rickard_strandqvist@...ctrumdigital.se>
To:	Nathan Whitehorn <nwhitehorn@...ebsd.org>
Cc:	Geoff Levand <geoff@...radead.org>,
	Andre Heider <a.heider@...il.com>,
	Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@...nel.crashing.org>,
	Paul Mackerras <paulus@...ba.org>,
	Michael Ellerman <mpe@...erman.id.au>,
	linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org, cbe-oss-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] arch: powerpc: platforms: ps3: repository.c: Remove
 unused function

2014-12-22 18:36 GMT+01:00 Nathan Whitehorn <nwhitehorn@...ebsd.org>:
>
> On 12/22/14 09:26, Geoff Levand wrote:
>>
>> On Sat, 2014-12-20 at 16:00 +0100, Rickard Strandqvist wrote:
>>>
>>> Remove the function ps3_repository_write_highmem_info() that is not used
>>> anywhere.
>>
>> NAK
>>
>> ps3_repository_write_highmem_info() is needed by otheros++.  What we
>> need is a kernel patch to add the highmem info to the repository once it
>> is known.
>>
>> These ps3_repository_write_highmem routines are also the only
>> documentation the freeBSD port has as to how the highmem info is (should
>> be) saved in the repository.
>>
>> -Geoff
>>
>>
>
> Yes, we really need this for FreeBSD since that port uses the repository
> directly instead of FDT. Thanks for noticing this. We could adapt FreeBSD to
> use FDT (this is the only non-device-tree PowerPC port), but there hasn't
> been any reason to do that thus far given the availability of the repository
> information.
> -Nathan



Hi

Too bad that did not have the benefit of the patch, but it looks like
something good come because of it anyhow.

Kind regards
Rickard Strandqvist
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