[PATCH v3 2/2] ARM: dts: aspeed: Add device tree for Ampere's Mt. Mitchell BMC

Quan Nguyen quan at os.amperecomputing.com
Tue Aug 23 18:27:32 AEST 2022

On 18/08/2022 19:06, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 18, 2022 at 9:33 AM Joel Stanley <joel at jms.id.au> wrote:
>>> +
>>> +/ {
>>> +       model = "Ampere Mt.Mitchell BMC";
>>> +       compatible = "ampere,mtmitchell-bmc", "aspeed,ast2600";
>>> +
>>> +       chosen {
>>> +               stdout-path = &uart5;
>> I know you've been told by Arnd and others to remove the default
>> command line here, but without it your device tree fails to produce
>> any output in my tests:
>> qemu-system-arm -M ast2600-evb -nographic -dtb
>> arch/arm/boot/dts/aspeed-bmc-ampere-mtmitchell.dtb -kernel
>> arch/arm/boot/zImage
>> Without a working test, I can't tell the difference between a broken
>> device tree and one that omits the serial device on the command line.
>> Can you work with Arnd to come to a solution here?
> If you use qemu as the boot loader, I think the expected way to do
> this is to use the "-append" command line argument along with "-kernel".
> Is there any reason for this machine to be special here?

Thanks Arnd for the comment.

I think adding -append could solve the issue.

But as the bootargs still exist in all other 
arch/arm/boot/dts/aspeed-bmc-*.dts should we still keep bootargs for 
this dts?

- Quan

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