[RFC] Adding MTD to device tree

Segher Boessenkool segher at kernel.crashing.org
Sun Aug 13 04:48:20 EST 2006

>>> I would prefer to call them something different in the device tree.
>>> The name 'mtd' is very specific to Linux, but the device tree
>>> is a more generic concept.
>     "Memory type devices" are specific to Linux? Doubt it. :-)

The name "mtd" is.

>     In fact, device type "flash" sounds too restrictive.

But we can't call it "memory", that one is taken already.

>> 'm with your suggestion for device_type and model, but not
>> compatable.   "physmap"?  What kind of device is that?  A
>     Directly mapped NOR flash or ROM I think.

So use "flash" and "rom" as device_type (and as name, heh).

>> appropriate.   Physmap is the name of another linux driver.
>     And the role of the "compatible" prop is exactly to help OS in  
> selecting
> the driver.

But it *cannot* do that by just naming the driver.  Not every OS
calls this driver "physmap", you know.


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