RFC: Location for Device Tree Sources?

Paul Mackerras paulus at samba.org
Sat Aug 5 09:29:20 EST 2006

Tom Rini writes:

> But doesn't the representation include meaning?

No, in the sense that the device-tree representation doesn't define
what meaning or interpretation is to be given to particular node and
property names or to particular property values.

> I'll rephrase what I said to what I think we all agree.  Changing
> existing fields meanings in incompatible ways and not somehow allowing
> that to still work (like by adding a flag so new trees are interpreted
> one way, old trees are fixed-up or whatever) is a problem.

Yes it's a problem.  Not one that we want to solve by changing the dt
version number, though.


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