[Skiboot] [RFC PATCH 00/11] Device tree updates

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at au1.ibm.com
Thu Sep 29 06:59:38 AEST 2016

On Wed, 2016-09-28 at 20:46 +0530, Vasant Hegde wrote:
> Today on P8 system, we have few nodes/properties specific to service processor .
> Ex:  on FSP based system we have /fsps node and on BMC based system we have /bmc 
> node.
> On P9, since we are building DT, I was thinking of renaming it /sp. This may 
> require some changes
> in OPAL. (Not sure about kernel side, haven't looked into it).
> Is it fine to rename DT nodes/properties between processor releases -OR- Do we 
> want to continue
> with existing properties (like /fsp on fsp based system). ?

Is there *anything* in Linux that makes assumptions about these
nodes ? If yes, then we shouldn't change them.

FSPs and BMCs are fairly different anyway, I'm not so sure how
interesting it is to put them under the same name like this.


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