Re: [Linux-ia64] runtime platform detection in GENERIC kernels

From: Martin Hicks <mort_at_wildopensource.com>
Date: 2003-05-15 01:47:42
On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 09:32:53AM -0600, Alex Williamson wrote:
> 
>    Why not just make a runtime strcmp to platform_name?  Then
> you could make a generic is_platform("sn2") type function/macro
> that everyone could use and you'd get rid of that nasty init
> function.  If you realy need to make such a check in a perfmance
> path, it should probably be a machvec.  Thanks,

That sounds fine to me.  I was certainly aiming to keep this
in non-performance critical regions.  I'd actually like to
restrict its use to init decisions, such as which serial
console driver to use.

mh

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