Re: [PATCH v5] of/promtree: allow DT device matching by fixing'name' brokenness

From: Andres Salomon
Date: Sat Feb 26 2011 - 01:41:54 EST

On Thu, 24 Feb 2011 23:06:06 -0700
Grant Likely <grant.likely@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 1:01 PM, Andres Salomon <dilinger@xxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > On Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:42:34 -0700
> > Grant Likely <grant.likely@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> If firmware is buggy, then pkg2path must deal with it. ÂIt is not
> >> okay for it to return NULL. Â(I know that pkg2path is an OFW
> >> command, but in this context it really means the linux wrapper to
> >> pkg2path which has the semantics, "give me the unique, full and
> >> accurate path for this node"). ÂIf OFW pkg2path doesn't work, then
> >> the platform code must work around it. ÂI'm pushing back on this
> >> because I do not want to see platform workarounds in the common
> >> code.
> >
> > I'm fine with that, I just don't want to see BUG() happening that
> > early. ÂI think a workaround should be handled in common code. ÂI
> > agree that heroic workarounds for firmware bugs should be handled in
> > arch-specific pkg2path hooks, but a simple workaround in common code
> > is better than just crashing early in boot (imo).
> Alright, you've swayed me a bit. I've made this change and pushed it
> out to devicetree/experimental. I've also picked up your other patch.
> Let me know if it works for you.

Thanks, that looks good. Feel free to push into next.

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