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

David Gibson david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Fri Nov 9 10:29:58 EST 2007

On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 04:50:11PM -0600, Scott Wood wrote:
> David Gibson wrote:
> >> 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, good -- I was looking in libfdt itself, not the wrapper.  Now if 
> only we could get something similar into u-boot... maybe libfdt proper 
> could accept an optional realloc() function pointer in fdt_init(), and 
> eliminate the need for the caller to provide such a wrapper?

I've considered something like it (more likely an optional
realloc()ing wrapper layer that comes with libfdt).

For the bootwrapper itself, however, I'm still hoping to get rid of
malloc() entirely...

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