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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 2/2] of: Make of_find_node_by_path() traverse /aliases for relative paths.
From: David Daney <>
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 11:21:04 -0800

> Currently all paths passed to of_find_node_by_path() must begin with a
> '/', indicating a full path to the desired node.
> Augment the look-up code so that if a path does *not* begin with '/',
> the path is used as the name of an /aliases property. The value of
> this alias is then used as the full node path to be found.
> Signed-off-by: David Daney <>

But as the caller you sure as hell know whether you have a "/"
prefixed name or not.

Why complicate an incredibly well designed and simple function for
something you can create another interface for?

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