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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 2/2] of: Make of_find_node_by_path() traverse /aliases for relative paths.
On 03/08/2012 05:33 PM, Grant Likely wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Feb 2012 11:21:04 -0800, David Daney<ddaney.cavm@gmail.com> wrote:
>> From: David Daney<david.daney@cavium.com>
>>
>> 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<david.daney@cavium.com>
[...]
>
> All the aliases are already decoded at boot time now. See
> of_alias_scan(). Instead of open-coding this, you can add an
> of_alias_lookup() function something like this (untested):
>

After objections from davem, and a bit of thought, I already indicated
on a different branch of this thread that we should drop this patch.

I have improved my code so that it is no longer needed.

Thanks,
David Daney


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