[PATCH 4/4] of/fdt: only store the device node basename in full_name
mpe at ellerman.id.au
Wed Jul 26 20:26:36 AEST 2017
Rob Herring <robh at kernel.org> writes:
> With dependencies on a statically allocated full path name converted to
> use %pOF format specifier, we can store just the basename of node, and
> the unflattening of the FDT can be simplified.
> This commit will affect the remaining users of full_name. After
> analyzing these users, the remaining cases should only change some print
> messages. The main users of full_name are providing a name for struct
> resource. The resource names shouldn't be important other than providing
> /proc/iomem names.
> We no longer distinguish between pre and post 0x10 dtb formats as either
> a full path or basename will work. However, less than 0x10 formats have
> been broken since the conversion to use libfdt (and no one has cared).
For the record - yes we did care. It broke booting with old versions of
kexec, and it was a royal P.I.T.# to debug :D
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