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

From: Sascha Hauer
Date: Fri May 29 2009 - 03:53:25 EST

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 10:51:14AM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-05-28 at 17:04 +0200, Sascha Hauer wrote:
> >
> > We normally hide these subtle details behind a baseboard= kernel
> > parameter. I agree with you that it's far better to have a
> > standardized
> > way to specify this. For my taste the oftree is too bloated for this
> > purpose.
> Define "bloated" ?

I don't mean bloated in terms of kbytes but bloated in terms of complex
code used to parse the device tree. I more than once put information in
the device tree and wondered where this information got lost on the way
to the driver where I wanted to use it. Back on ARM I was very happy to
just have a simple board file which is easier for me to understand and
Of course this can be solved with /me learning more about the device
tree, that's why I said 'for my taste'.


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