[LinuxBIOS] A8N5X port

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Thu Sep 27 19:14:08 CEST 2007

[Sorry for being late, I'm a bit, um... Internet-challenged at the moment.
 No PGP signature for the same reason.]

On Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 11:50:52AM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 03:53:21PM -0700, ron minnich wrote:
> > Robert, I understand the reason for the include of the .c files, but
> > go ahead and just copy the code. We've tried both ways, over the
> > years, and it's better to clone the code, since the vendors have a
> > habit of changing things on mainboards, and code that includes other
> > code can cause trouble in both directions.

I strongly disagree with this approach. Duplicated code is bad, bad,
bad and should be avoided whereever possible.

Now, in order to not only complain, here's a demo patch which completely
avoids copying a single file. One code base for the 

 - ASUS A8NE-FM/S (I'll send an extra patch for that later)

No duplicated code whatsoever. Sure, this may not be too elegant
(there's some room for improvements, though), but it's definately a
_lot_ better than duplicating all those files.

This is (manually) build-tested for the A8N-E and A8N5X and worked for me.
I did not test the produced ROMs, though.

In addition to the patch, you need to create a symlink
src/mainboard/asus/a8n_e -> src/mainboard/asus/a8n5x
in order to make the build system happy.


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