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    SubjectRe: [RFC] [PATCH] Device Tree on ARM platform
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    >>>>> "Scott" == Scott Wood <scottwood@freescale.com> writes:

    Hi,

    >> Just bundle the .dtb with the kernel and they'll always be in sync. I
    >> know this isn't really in the spirit of OF, but currently imho the
    >> only realistic solution.

    Scott> That removes the ability to use the device tree to pass information
    Scott> from the bootloader, such as MAC addresses and clock frequencies. On
    Scott> the u-boot list, you'll find people trying such hacks (which were
    Scott> rightly NACKed) as passing the information in the device's volatile
    Scott> registers (which the Linux driver must then not reset) to deal with
    Scott> ARM Linux's lack of this ability.

    No, with the multi-image support U-Boot has full access to the device
    tree. E.G. I adjust the flash partition list defined in the .dtb in my
    board's ft_board_setup() routine.

    --
    Bye, Peter Korsgaard


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