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Re: [patch] linux 2.4: DEC MS02-NV NVRAM module support

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Subject: Re: [patch] linux 2.4: DEC MS02-NV NVRAM module support
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2002 00:19:01 -0800
Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@redhat.com>, Harald Koerfgen <hkoerfg@web.de>, linux-mips@fnet.fr, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1020328140909.11187D-100000@delta.ds2.pg.gda.pl>; from macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl on Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 02:26:55PM +0100
References: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1020328140909.11187D-100000@delta.ds2.pg.gda.pl>
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On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 02:26:55PM +0100, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

>  The patch adds support for the DEC MS02-type lithium battery backed-up
> NVRAM board.  The board provides 1MB (architecturally up to 4MB) of fast
> SRAM originally meant as a PrestoServe NFS accelerator for the MIPS-based
> DECstations.
> 
>  The code works fine for me since its creation back in August.  It was not
> tested by anyone else -- after announcing the code at the "linux-mips" 
> list last year I've read from two volunteers but they did not come back
> with results ever. 
> 
>  I believe it's suitable for inclusion in the official kernel.  The patch
> applies both to 2.4.19-pre4 and to the current CVS tree at oss.sgi.com. 

Looks good, applied to 2.4 and 2.5.

If you would have submitted this patch without prior testing in August I
certainly would have approved it as well as it had not potencial to break
things for other machines.

Thanks,

  Ralf

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