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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] of: overlay: user space synchronization
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On Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:27:01 -0700, frowand.list@gmail.com said:
> From: Frank Rowand <frank.rowand@sony.com>
>
> When an overlay is applied or removed, the live devicetree visible in
> /proc/device-tree/, aka /sys/firmware/devicetree/base/, reflects the
> changes. There is no method for user space to determine whether the
> live devicetree was modified by overlay actions.
>
> Provide a sysfs file, /sys/firmware/devicetree/tree_version, to allow
> user space to determine if the live devicetree has remained unchanged
> while a series of one or more accesses of /proc/device-tree/ occur.
>
> The use of both dynamic devicetree modifications and overlay apply and
> removal are not supported during the same boot cycle. Thus non-overlay
> dynamic modifications are not reflected in the value of tree_version.

Is there an easy way from userspace to detect "yes/no dynamic modifications
have been done since boot"?
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