RFC: Location for Device Tree Sources?

Mark A. Greer mgreer at mvista.com
Thu Aug 10 02:38:39 EST 2006

On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 07:56:45AM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-08-09 at 13:18 +0200, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-08-01 at 15:32 -0500, Jon Loeliger wrote:
> > > Folks,
> > > 
> > > Where should we place the sources for the OF Flat Device
> > > Tree source files?  They used to be in U-Boot, but that
> > > isn't happening any more.
> > 
> > Why ? While having device-tree's in zImages is good to handle firmwares
> > that can't pass them, I still think that the proper thing to do is to
> > have the firmware provide the DT to the kernel. Did Denk decide once for
> > all against having DTs passed by uboot at all ? In which case, it's
> > probably time to consider a fork...
> We're only talking about the _source_ files.  The .dts files.  Not the
> binary trees themselves.
> The basic summary is that having a .dts in the kernel for every
> defconfig would be good.  (I think that was the summary anyway.)

That's my understanding too.  A 1-1 matching of default config files
and dts files kept in the kernel src trees.  Any extra dts files would
be kept whereever dtc src is stored (i.e., jdl.com).  I haven't heard
jdl agree to this, though.  :)


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