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Re: Device Tree questions WRT MIPS/Octeon SOCs.

To: Warner Losh <>
Subject: Re: Device Tree questions WRT MIPS/Octeon SOCs.
From: Grant Likely <>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 19:29:09 -0600
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On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 7:13 PM, Warner Losh <> wrote:
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>            Grant Likely <> writes:
> : Overall the plan makes sense, however I would suggest the following.
> : instead of 'live' modifying the tree, another option is to carry a set
> : of 'stock' device trees in the kernel; one per board.  Of course this
> : assumes that your current ad-hoc code is keying on the specific board.
> :  If it is interpreting data provided by the firmware, then your
> : suggestion of modifying a single stock tree probably makes more sense,
> : or possibly a combination of the too.  In general you should avoid
> : live modification as much as possible.
> The one draw back on this is that there's lots of different "stock"
> boards that the Cavium Octeon SDK supports.  These will be difficult
> to drag along for every kernel.  And they'd be mostly the same to,
> which is why I think that David is suggesting the live modification
> thing...

Okay.  Do what makes the most sense for your platform.


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