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Re: [PATCH][MIPS] remove unused GROUP_TOSHIBA_NAMES

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH][MIPS] remove unused GROUP_TOSHIBA_NAMES
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:34:35 +0100 (BST)
Cc: Yoichi Yuasa <yoichi_yuasa@tripeaks.co.jp>, linux-mips <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
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On Mon, 30 Jul 2007, Ralf Baechle wrote:

> > Remove unused GROUP_TOSHIBA_NAMES.
> 
> The whole machtype / machgroup stuff should probably be ripped out; I
> think DECstation is the only to use it.  Ages ago it was intended for
> something which platform_devices are doing a much better job at
> anyway.

 Well, the DECstation uses it for stuff like IRQ routing and system 
address map discovery, so some kind of enumeration will always be 
required.  Essentially the firmware gives you a system ID you have to 
infer the rest from.  Thus while not necessarily in <asm/bootinfo.h> such 
a list of system variations will have to live somewhere.

  Maciej

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