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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] of: change overlay apply input data from EDT to FDT
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On 01/29/18 07:05, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 3:42 PM, Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 8:53 PM, <frowand.list@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> From: Frank Rowand <frank.rowand@sony.com>
>>>
>>> Move duplicating and unflattening of an overlay flattened devicetree
>>> (FDT) into the overlay application code. To accomplish this,
>>> of_overlay_apply() is replaced by of_overlay_fdt_apply().
>>>
>>> The copy of the FDT (aka "duplicate FDT") now belongs to devicetree
>>> code, which is thus responsible for freeing the duplicate FDT. The
>>> caller of of_overlay_fdt_apply() remains responsible for freeing the
>>> original FDT.
>>>
>>> The unflattened device tree (aka expanded device tree, EDT) now
>>
>> Not really a fan of a new acronym.
>
> FWIW, it has already sneaked in:
>
> $ git grep -w EDT -- drivers/of
> drivers/of/unittest.c: * will create pointers to the passed in FDT in the EDT.

Rob will be glad to know that this comment is removed by this patch series.

:-)


> Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
>
> Geert
>
> --
> Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org
>
> In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
> when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
> -- Linus Torvalds
>

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