FDT for Microblaze and PPC405

David Gibson david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Wed Sep 12 12:03:39 EST 2007

On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 11:09:07AM -0600, Grant Likely wrote:
> On 9/11/07, Michal Simek <Monstr at seznam.cz> wrote:
> > For example emaclite driver needs information about turning on/off ping pong buffer...
> >
> > I would like to make this properly.
> FDT design is just as much art as it is science.  It takes taste and
> judgement to desgin a nice set of bindings.  Your best option is to
> draft something and post it to the linuxppc-embedded mailing list for
> review.

Yes, this is the preferred procedure, for now.

> > And second question is on early console logs and timers setting. I read about aliases in FDT. I think that aliases can cover this setting.
> > For example my design contain 4 serial line and I would like to know which serial line is set on early console.
> You use the chosen node for this.  In the chosen node, you add a
> property called "linux,stdout-path" which holds the path to your
> console.  You can look at examples under arch/powerpc/boot/dts/*

Yes.  Currently we don't use /aliases in the flat device tree.  This
is possibly a mistake, and something I'm thinking about changing.
But, for now, linux,stdout-path in /chosen is the way to do this.

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