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 - 13:38:10 EST

On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 11:40:18AM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 10:48:26AM +0200, Richard Cochran wrote:
> > [ I disagree about the "more thought" part. The current discussion,
> > coming years too late after the introduction of DT to ARM Linux, is
> > contrary evidence enough. ]
> We did have exactly the same discussion when the DT transition was
> started - this isn't something that people only just realised might be
> an issue. There was a deliberate decision to focus on getting the
> technology deployed to the point where it could be used as a straight
> replacement for board files and accept that sometimes the results won't
> be perfect and that we may need to rework as a result.

Can you tell a bit more about this decision? When was it made? Who
made it? How was it made public?

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