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Re: [PATCH] [MIPS] Remove unused header file gio.h

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] [MIPS] Remove unused header file gio.h
From: tsbogend@alpha.franken.de (Thomas Bogendoerfer)
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 12:34:53 +0100
Cc: Vorobiev Dmitri <dmitri.vorobiev@movial.fi>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 11:22:34AM +0000, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 11:37:06AM +0100, Thomas Bogendoerfer wrote:
> 
> > first step is to introduce GIO devices similair to PCI devices. My
> > current working GIO device is solid impact. I also looked at
> > supporting Phobos G160 cards, but the current set of 2114x drivers
> > is not useable for that...
> > 
> > The big missing thing in the GIO framework right now is a bullet proof
> > detection for non standard GIO cards, like newport and XZ cards. They
> > don't provide ID information...
> 
> So the resulting code will be a mix of normal probing bus code and
> something like "GIO platform devices" which are just added if we somehow
> "know" they're there?  SGI never stops to amaze me ...

Newport and XZ are probeable somehow, PROM and IRIX gfxinit are able
to do that. I want to integrate the documented probing and the special
probes into the GIO framework.

Thomas.

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