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SubjectRe: [RFC] [PATCH] Device Tree on ARM platform
On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 11:51:26AM +0200, Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> True. From a commercial point of view this is a huge problem casued
> by the device tree - custumers who used to oder a BSP from commercial
> service providers (like Robert or me :-) now often find that all they
> need to do is to tweak the device tree to get their system running.
> Lost business. D*mn... [Maybe this explains Robert's reluctance?]

Wolfgang, you know me long enough to realize that this argument is
*crap*.

Talking about business cases, it has turned out to be extremely
difficult to explain customers that the effort for the actual
functionality is only a little percentage of the work necessary to do
the oftree stuff right. The functionality has often worked after a few
hours, and until all oftrees have been solved, it often takes weeks.
In result, this has already led to customers concluding that

- mainline is not worth the effort
- linux is overkill and one should better use cortex-bare-metal

However, that is only our personal observation.

rsc
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