Re: [PATCH] scripts/dtc: Update to upstream version 53bf130b1cdd
From: Rob Herring
Date: Tue Mar 08 2016 - 03:00:50 EST
On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 5:27 AM, Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Rob,
> On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 4:13 PM, Rob Herring <robh@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Sync to upstream dtc commit 53bf130b1cdd ("libfdt: simplify
>> fdt_node_check_compatible()"). This adds the following commits from
>> 53bf130 libfdt: simplify fdt_node_check_compatible()
>> c9d9121 Warn on node name unit-address presence/absence mismatch
>> 2e53f9d Catch unsigned 32bit overflow when parsing flattened device tree offsets
>> Signed-off-by: Rob Herring <robh@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> As usual, this is just an automated copy of upstream dtc into the kernel
>> tree. The changeset is small enough that I have left it here.
>> The main reason for this sync is to pick-up the new unit-address
> I gave this a try. Obviously it finds many abuses that should be fixed.
> However, I'm wondering about the following, where the unit-address is just
> used to distinguish between multiple instances:
> Warning (unit_address_vs_reg): Node /cache-controller@0 has a unit
> name, but no reg property
> compatible = "cache";
Just add a reg property. The values should probably match the MPIDR in
some way (e.g. 0 and 100).
> Warning (unit_address_vs_reg): Node /regulator@1 has a unit name,
> but no reg property
> compatible = "regulator-fixed"
Regulators are oddball in that the node names are generally supposed
to be the regulator name not generic.
> Warning (unit_address_vs_reg): Node /i2c@2 has a unit name, but no
> reg property
> compatible = "i2c-gpio"
You all should have all the on-chip devices under a simple-bus, then
you would not have this namespace collision here. Still you could have
2 i2c-gpio devices. We can add reg in those cases.
> How should these be fixed?
> BTW, there seems to be a missing dependency of the DTBs on the dtc itself.
> Applying your patch and running "make dtbs" didn't rebuilt any DTBs.
Should probably fix, but It is rare that that would actually matter.