[PATCH] powerpc: dts: replace 'linux, stdout-path' with 'stdout-path'

Rob Herring robh at kernel.org
Fri Mar 2 00:39:06 AEDT 2018

On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 7:33 PM, Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au> wrote:
> Rob Herring <robh at kernel.org> writes:
>> 'linux,stdout-path' has been deprecated for some time in favor of
>> 'stdout-path'. Now dtc will warn on occurrences of 'linux,stdout-path'.
>> Search and replace all the of occurrences with 'stdout-path'.
> This patch looks OK.
> But please remember that not all device trees are generated with dtc, we
> still have machines in the wild that have firmware which use
> "linux,stdout-path" and may never be updated.

Absolutely. The core code still supports both.

The only scenario I could come up with is someone has an old
bootloader that only understands linux,stdout-path and modifies it and
they update the dtb. We may end up with both properties with
stdout-path taking preference.


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