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SubjectRe: [linux-sunxi] Re: [PATCH 11/11] arm64: dts: add Pine64 support

On Mon, 8 Feb 2016 11:55:43 +1100
Julian Calaby <> wrote:

> I believe that device tree overlays are the generally recommended method.

I agree. But last time I tried, the device tree compiler didn't
support overlays - neither in Debian nor in the in-kernel dtc ("-@" is
unsupported; last tried with linux-4.3-rc7).

And even if you could compile them, the platform has to support specifying which
overlays to use in the first place (for example as a Linux cmdline option).

For example Beaglebone Black (TI Sitara) does. I don't know whether sunxi does.

Also, the overlay dts files are very different from normal dts files, see

The original Linux device tree changeset patchset also introduced an in-kernel
interface for loading/unloading of DT overlays at runtime. AFAIK, this is still
not available to user space.

More info at <>.

(I tried some 4 months ago - it wasn't integrated enough.
So now I just patch the main dts every time - which I probably shouldn't)


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