Re: [Ksummit-2013-discuss] DT bindings as ABI [was: Do we havepeople interested in device tree janitoring / cleanup?]

From: Mark Brown
Date: Fri Jul 26 2013 - 09:58:16 EST

On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 12:18:48AM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:

> It's actually extremely simple. If the bindings are in development,
> they must not appear in a -final released kernel. Anything that appears
> in a -final kernel becomes part of the ABI at that point.

Of course from that point of view there's also an argument that once
people have shipped something on a device or generally out of the review
process then we have to support it no matter how depressing their
choices may have been.

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