Re: pmac_nvram problems
From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Thu Aug 18 2005 - 16:43:32 EST
On Thu, 2005-08-18 at 15:03 +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-08-18 at 15:00 +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > There used to be cases where we used the nvram stuff before kmalloc()
> > was available. I'll check if this is still the case.
> Ah, ok. Makes sense. In that case I suppose it must be #ifdef'ed for the
> module case.
> > Well... the driver doesn't expect you to boot a different OS while
> > suspended to disk :)
> Yeah :) It'd be nice though since except for that I haven't found any
> other adverse effects.
> > Regarding caching the data in memory, this is done becaues nvram is
> > actually a flash on recent machines, and you really want to limit the
> > number of write cycles to it.
> Ok, makes sense. When I get some time I'll look into converting and
> implementing reloading for that case, but now that I compile as a module
> and unload it, it hardly is a priority.
Just a question: Why do you want to have the nvram low level code as a
module ? It's sort-of an intergral part of the arch code ...
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