[microblaze-uclinux] Re: [RFC PATCH 00/12] Merge common OpenFirmware device tree code

Michal Simek monstr at monstr.eu
Thu Oct 8 01:21:33 EST 2009

Grant Likely wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 1:09 AM, Rob Landley <rob at landley.net> wrote:
>> On Tuesday 06 October 2009 23:49:04 Grant Likely wrote:
>>> However, I've completely devoted to this work for at least the next
>>> two months, so there are plenty more patches to follow.  Once I've
>>> got all the common code merged between Microblaze, PowerPC and Sparc
>>> I'll be fix the endian problems and making it easily usable by other
>>> architectures like ARM and MIPS.  Lots of work to be done.
>> Is there any news on getting QEMU to parse a device tree to figure out what
>> hardware to emulate?  (I.E. using the device tree code to let qemu provide
>> configurable board emulations instead of hardwiring them in C code?)
> Not that I have, but I expect that I will be hacking on QEMU as part
> of this work.

ok great. Just let us know - we will test it.


>> Also, what would be involved in getting x86 to (at least have the option to)
>> use the device tree stuff?
> It would be very easy once the endian issues are worked out since the
> device tree is just a data format to be parsed.
> g.

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