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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/2] of: Add whitelist
On 11/27/17 15:58, Alan Tull wrote:
> Here's a proposal for a whitelist to lock down the dynamic device tree.
> For an overlay to be accepted, all of its targets are required to be
> on a target node whitelist.
> Currently the only way I have to get on the whitelist is calling a
> function to add a node. That works for fpga regions, but I think
> other uses will need a way of having adding specific nodes from the
> base device tree, such as by adding a property like 'allow-overlay;'
> or 'allow-overlay = "okay";' If that is acceptable, I could use some
> advice on where that particular code should go.
> Alan
> Alan Tull (2):
> of: overlay: add whitelist
> fpga: of region: add of-fpga-region to whitelist
> drivers/fpga/of-fpga-region.c | 9 ++++++
> drivers/of/overlay.c | 73 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> include/linux/of.h | 12 +++++++
> 3 files changed, 94 insertions(+)

The plan was to use connectors to restrict where an overlay could be applied.
I would prefer not to have multiple methods for accomplishing the same thing
unless there is a compelling reason to do so.


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