Re: [RFC] [PATCH] Device Tree on ARM platform
From: Wolfgang Denk
Date: Thu May 28 2009 - 05:51:40 EST
Dear Grant Likely,
In message <fa686aa40905272029n32aa5f1ds86d07f0de4894815@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> you wrote:
> Personally, I attribute a lot of that in powerpc land to the fact that
> we had no clue what we were doing when we started the process of
> porting all powerpc platforms to use the device tree. It was hard.
> It was painful. We didn't have much established convention to learn
> from. However, now that it is complete I would say that it has been a
> net-win and it is now simpler to bring up new boards and SoCs than it
> ever was before.
True. From a commercial point of view this is a huge problem casued
by the device tree - custumers who used to oder a BSP from commercial
service providers (like Robert or me :-) now often find that all they
need to do is to tweak the device tree to get their system running.
Lost business. D*mn... [Maybe this explains Robert's reluctance?]
But as stated before: from the engineering point of view it's a real
big win now.
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