Re: [PATCH 0/7] MIPS: Move device-tree files to a common location

From: Andrew Bresticker
Date: Wed Aug 27 2014 - 14:30:31 EST

On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 8:17 AM, Jonas Gorski <jogo@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 9:50 PM, Geert Uytterhoeven
> <geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 8:31 AM, Olof Johansson <olof@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> > arch/arm/boot/dts/<vendor>/
>>>> >
>>>> > Is this something we should do for the MIPS and update the other architectures
>>>> > to follow that scheme?
>>>> I recall reading that as well and that it would be adopted for ARM64,
>>>> but that hasn't seemed to have happened. Perhaps Olof (CC'ed) will no
>>>> more.
>>> Yeah, I highly recommend having a directory per vendor. We didn't on ARM,
>>> and the amount of files in that directory is becoming pretty
>>> insane. Moving to a subdirectory structure later gets messy which is
>>> why we've been holding off on it.
>> It would mean we can change our scripts to operate on "interesting"
>> DTS files from
>> do-something-with $(git grep -l $vendor, -- arch/arm/boot/dts)
>> to
>> do-something-with arch/arm/boot/dts/$vendor/*
>> which is easier to type...
> Btw, do you mean chip-vendor or device-vendor with vendor?
> Device-vendor could get a bit messy on the source part as the router
> manufacturers tend to switch them quite often. E.g. d-link used arm,
> mips and ubi32 chips from marvell, ubicom, broadcom, atheros, realtek
> and ralink for their dir-615 router, happily switching back and forth.
> There are 14 known different hardware revisions of it where the chip
> differed from the previous one.

I'm going to assume it means chip/SoC vendor. That would result in
the following structure (I think):

Octeon -> cavium/
Lantiq -> lantiq/
Netlogic -> netlogic/ (or should this now be brcm/?)
SEAD-3 -> mti/
Ralink -> ralink/
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