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

From: Richard Cochran
Date: Sat Jul 27 2013 - 01:04:54 EST

On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 08:49:43AM -0700, Olof Johansson wrote:
> Long term, final goal is likely to be close to what Russell is saying

Why is this a long term goal? Start today.

> -- nothing should go into the kernel tree unless the binding is in a
> fully stable state. However, we have a transitional period between now
> and then, and even when we're at the final state there will be need to
> have some sort of sandbox for development and test of future bindings.

Why not just set up a git tree right away?

> Dealing with all that, as well as the actual process for locking in
> bindings, is what needs to be sorted out.
> I think we're all in agreement that bindings that change over time are
> nothing but pain, but we're arguing that in circles anyway.


I keep saying, the bindings must be stable ABI, *today*.

You keep saying, maybe later, but until then we will make things up as
we go along.

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