[PATCH 1/3] add default device trees for MPC837x MDS board

Li Yang LeoLi at freescale.com
Wed Jan 9 19:38:54 EST 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: glikely at secretlab.ca [mailto:glikely at secretlab.ca] On 
> Behalf Of Grant Likely
> Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 1:54 AM
> To: Wood Scott
> Cc: Li Yang; linuxppc-dev at ozlabs.org; paulus at samba.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] add default device trees for MPC837x 
> MDS board
> On 1/8/08, Scott Wood <scottwood at freescale.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 08:58:17AM -0700, Grant Likely wrote:
> > > On 1/7/08, Li Yang <leoli at freescale.com> wrote:
> > > > +                       phy_type = "utmi_wide";
> > >
> > > fsl,phy_type please.
> >
> > Again, code will break.  Can we stop ambushing people 
> submitting board 
> > support with complaints against existing, non-board-specific 
> > code/device trees?  Fix that first, then complain if new 
> code reintroduces the crud.
> I disagree (about bringing up these comments).  New board 
> port is the time to bring these issue up.  It keeps the issue 
> in the forefront so it actually gets fixed.


I agree that it's good to bring these issues up for a better standarized device tree definition.  It will be even better if the guidelines are documented rather than nuncupated on the mail list.  However, I think that adding new board support is independent of fixing preexistent issues.  I do prefer to fix these issues together with other occurrences by separated patches rather than respin the new board support over and over again.

- Leo

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