[RFC/PATCH 2/3] of: add of_lookup_stdout() utility function

David Gibson david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Thu Aug 7 10:40:22 EST 2008

On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 06:25:48PM +0200, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
>> It's not what we do with flattened device trees blobs though.  In the
>> flattened tree we're not using a /chosen/stdout property, just the
>> linux,stdout-path one.
>> The question that remains is; should there be?  Should the dt blobs
>> use /chosen/stdout also?  (I'm not familiar enough with real OF to
>> know the answer.  I'm assuming that an instance value is not the same
>> as a phandle).
> ihandles and phandles are not the same thing in OF.  Since in the
> "flat world" we cannot have instances, we should use phandles instead
> of ihandles for the things in /chosen.  I thought we agreed on that
> already, perhaps I am wrong?

Not that I recall.  In general we've been avoiding using anything that
traditionally contains an ihandle; hence the direct use of
linux,stdout-path when using a flat tree.

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