[patch 3/4] 4xx: Convert Walnut flash mappings to new binding

David Gibson dwg at au1.ibm.com
Mon Sep 17 12:03:08 EST 2007

On Sat, Sep 15, 2007 at 09:20:10PM +0200, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> >> Maybe we can have  U-Boot  add  the  partition  information  if  it's
> >> missing in the device tree, and extend the mtdparts command in U-Boot
> >> to add / adjust settings so they match what is defined in U-Boot.
> >
> > That would be great for newer U-Boots.  For existing older ones, it
> > doesn't really solve the problem.  But then again, there's no way to
> > possibly define all the partitioning schemes people may have adopted to
> > their needs on their boards.  And I believe that is why David has
> > RedBoot and command line partitioning override what is in the DTS 
> > today.
> Yeah, partitioning information really doesn't belong in the device
> tree -- with the possible exception of the partitions that the
> firmware (uboot in this case) needs to know about anyway.

Indeed - but we had just the same problem, only worse, with the old
approach of hardcoded, configured-in flash maps.

> You *can* put all partitioning info in the device tree, but that
> doesn't mean you *should* :-)

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