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Bug#667681: flash-kernel: Please add support for Dreamplug / Marvell Kirkwood FDT

* Ian Campbell <ijc@hellion.org.uk> [2012-04-05 20:24]:
> Support has been added ot the uypstream kernel for the Dreamplug as a FDT
> machine type. Accordingly the attached patch adds the necessary db enry for
> this class of machines. Please consider applying.

I'm not the maintainer of flash-kernel anymore and haven't followed DT
in detail so maybe this question is stupid... but: where does the DT
blob come from?  Shouldn't flash-kernel embed that into the kernel
image, or do you require a DT compatible u-boot which will pass the DT
to the kernel directly?

I guess you're using a DT compatible u-boot and I think on the
DreamPlug it's fair enough to require users to upgrade to such a

(I have other devices in mind that don't ship with a DT u-boot and
where you cannot easily upgrade u-boot; in those cases flash-kernel
will have to embed the DT blob into the kernel image or something.)

Also, does it really say "Machine: Marvell Kirkwood (Flattened Device Tree)"?
Is there no way to set the Machine info in /proc/cpuinfo to something
more useful with the use of DT?

In any case, thanks or working on DreamPlug support!

P.S. your git patch contains your company address but I guess this
wasn't done on company time.
Martin Michlmayr

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