purpose of /chosen node (was RE: [PATCH] powerpc: delete boot-cpu and chosen nodes from all DTSfiles)
david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Fri Feb 16 10:01:34 EST 2007
On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 02:26:41PM -0700, Yoder Stuart-B08248 wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: linuxppc-dev-bounces+b08248=freescale.com at ozlabs.org
> > [mailto:linuxppc-dev-bounces+b08248=freescale.com at ozlabs.org]
> > On Behalf Of Segher Boessenkool
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 7:40 PM
> > To: David Gibson
> > Cc: linuxppc-dev at ozlabs.org; Tabi Timur-B04825
> > Subject: Re: [PATCH] powerpc: delete boot-cpu and chosen
> > nodes from all DTSfiles
> > > My point is that the interrupt-controller property in
> > /chosen *should*
> > > be there, but it doesn't make a lot of sense for it to be set by the
> > > bootloader (because it's a fixed property of the board).
> > And that means it shouldn't be in /chosen at all. It's not
> > just a fixed property of the board, it is a physical property
> > of the board. It doesn't belong in /chosen.
> I agree with Segher here. The interrupt-controller property doesn't
> belong in /chosen.
You're right. Question is, can we change it now. It's out there in
the documentation, on the other hand, I don't think the kernel
actually uses it anywhere yet. BenH, opinion?
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