Re: [RFC] [PATCH] Device Tree on ARM platform

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Thu May 28 2009 - 03:39:44 EST

On Wed, 2009-05-27 at 18:56 +0100, Russell King wrote:
> smc91x is a prime example of the kind of information drivers need - base
> address and irq are very much insufficient to describe how this device is
> connected. There's much more information required to specify this device
> fully, and throwing it into the driver doesn't work. We've been there
> and proven that point.

The device-tree is a very nice and convenient way to convey all the
informations the driver need straight to the driver without any platform
code in the middle :-)


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