[PATCH 3/4] Use embedded libfdt in the bootwrapper

David Gibson david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Fri Nov 9 09:40:51 EST 2007

On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 10:08:39AM -0600, Scott Wood wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 02:36:03PM +1100, David Gibson wrote:
> > This patch incorporates libfdt (from the source embedded in an earlier
> > patch) into the wrapper.a library used by the bootwrapper.  This
> > includes adding a libfdt_env.h file, which the libfdt sources need in
> > order to integrate into the bootwrapper environment, and a
> > libfdt-wrapper.c which provides glue to connect the bootwrappers
> > abstract device tree callbacks to the libfdt functions.
> > 
> > In addition, this patch changes the various wrapper and platform files
> > to use libfdt functions instead of the older flatdevtree.c library.
> Won't we need to change the dtc invocation in the wrapper to reserve some
> space now?
> Speaking of which, it seems dtc still only supports setting the total size,
> as opposed to specifying the amount of additional space.  It's still a bit
> crappy having to guess how much space to add, but it's better than needing
> to know how big the dtb will be without additional space.
> How hard would it be to get libfdt to dynamically allocate any extra space
> it needs?  This is a regression from the current flat device tree code...

Uh.. it already does.  Or rather, the shims in libfdt-wrapper.c do so,
when libfdt functions which can expand the tree report that they've
run out of room.

Ah... except that I haven't properly placed an fdt_open_into() with
possible expansion somewhere to make sure we can handle v16 or dtbs
with the blocks in unusual order.

I'll need to fix that before we merge.

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