lcOn Thu, 2012-04-05 at 15:33 -0700, Martin Michlmayr wrote: > Thanks for all your excellent explanations! > > * Ian Campbell <email@example.com> [2012-04-05 23:06]: > > I guess upstream is forcing all new board ports to use DT, which will > > certainly be a pain for boards with a non DT bootloader. > > Yes, that's exactly the kind of devices I have in mind. > > > > Also, does it really say "Machine: Marvell Kirkwood (Flattened Device Tree)"? > > > > Yes, it really does say that. I thought it was weird too but grepping > > around in arch/arm it seems to be a fairly common structure (although > > things aren't all that consistent) > > Ok... but so how do you know which board you're running on? Good question. Some DT stuff gets exported in /proc/device-tree. Aha: $ echo $(cat /proc/device-tree/model) Globalscale Technologies Dreamplug (and it turns out this is what the upstream devs said, I'll CC you into that thread too) > What I'm wondering is about the following scenario: > > We support multiple devices. Let's say we support the following two: > > - Dreamplug: which has u-boot support for DT. > > - Some random NAS device which has a u-boot that is not DT capable, > so you have to add the DT blob to the kernel. > > Obbiously, flash-kernel has to do two different things: > > - For the Dreamplug we just need to convert the kernel/ramdisk to a > uImage/uInitrd for u-boot. > > - For the random NAS, we also have to copy the DT blob to the kernel > image. > > I'm not sure how his can be done if the Machine: string for both > devices says "Marvell Kirkwood (Flattened Device Tree)". > -- Ian Campbell If you're not careful, you're going to catch something.
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