[LinuxBIOS] [Fwd: Re: /proc/device-tree is working]

Segher Boessenkool segher at kernel.crashing.org
Wed Dec 27 21:16:53 CET 2006

> Can you briefly summarize the purpose of the OpenFirmware device tree?

The OF device tree describes all hardware devices in the
system, and the relations between those devices.

> How does/would Linux use the information in the tree?

Linux would use this information to detect and configure

> Does it replace
> or supplement things like the MP table, IRQ routing table, ACPI
> tables, etc.?

It can replace all of these (and actually get it right :-) )


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