Re: [PATCH 1/3] devicetree: bindings: Document qcom board compatible format

From: Andy Gross
Date: Fri Nov 06 2015 - 15:16:12 EST

On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 02:25:10PM -0700, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> Some qcom based bootloaders identify the dtb blob based on a set
> of device properties like SoC, platform, PMIC, and revisions of
> those components. In downstream kernels, these values are added
> to the different component dtsi files (i.e. pmic dtsi file, SoC
> dtsi file, board dtsi file, etc.) via qcom specific DT
> properties. The dtb files are parsed by a program called dtbTool
> that picks out these properties and creates a table of contents
> binary blob with the property information and some offsets into
> the concatenation of all the dtbs (termed a QCDT image).
> The suggestion is to do this via the board compatible string
> instead, because these qcom specific properties are never used by
> the kernel. Add a document describing the format of the
> compatible string that encodes all this information that's
> currently encoded in the qcom,{msm-id,board-id,pmic-id}
> properties in downstream devicetrees. Future bootloaders may be
> updated to look at the compatible field instead of looking for
> the table of contents image. For non-updateable bootloaders, a
> new dtbTool program will parse the compatible string and generate
> a QCDT image from it.
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Boyd <sboyd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---

Looks workable.

Reviewed-by: Andy Gross <agross@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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