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From: mark.rutland@arm.com (Mark Rutland)
To: linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org
Subject: [patch 2/7] dt: dtb version: document chosen/dtb-info node binding
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:49:10 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20150319134910.GF18473@leverpostej> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <550A4382.4030209@gmail.com>

On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 03:33:22AM +0000, Frank Rowand wrote:
> From: Frank Rowand <frank.rowand@sonymobile.com>
> 
> Add /chosen/dtb-node binding.

Why? It doesn't matter what the cover says, the commit message should
have a rationale.

Who needs this information, and when do they need it?

Why is the existing information insufficient?

> Signed-off-by: Frank Rowand <frank.rowand@sonymobile.com>
> ---
>  Documentation/devicetree/bindings/chosen.txt |   37 +++++++++++
> 
> Index: b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/chosen.txt
> ===================================================================
> --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/chosen.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/chosen.txt
> @@ -46,6 +46,43 @@ on PowerPC "stdout" if "stdout-path" is
>  should only use the "stdout-path" property.
>  
>  
> +dtb-info node
> +----------------
> +
> +Information that describes where the device tree blob (DTB) came from and the
> +environment it was created in.
> +
> +This node is normally created by including arch/arm/boot/dts/skeleton.dtsi,
> +which includes include/dt-bindings/version.dtsi.
> +
> +Properties:
> +
> +version
> +	The version of the DTB.  This is analagous to the linux kernel version.
> +
> +	This is a format free field intended for human consumption.  User space
> +	programs should not have any expections about this property.

I doubt that this would stay the case for long were this property added.

> +	The DTB number in this property is incremented each time a make that
> +	creates one or more DTBs is invoked.  If the make creates multiple
> +	DTBs then this number is only incremented once.
> +
> +	The DTB number is stored in file .version_dtb.

This is irrelevant to the binding, and as you mention above, you can
make no expectations about this property.

I'm not sure I see the point in adding a property which is not
well-defined and not guarnateed to be in any way stable.

> +
> +version-linux
> +	The version of the linux kernel most recently built in the source
> +	control system that contains the source used to build the DTB.
> +
> +	The linux kernel version number is not incremented for a make that
> +	creates a DTB.

...so if I build a DTB outside of a linux source tree I don't get to
describe that?

> +dtb-path
> +	The build directory relative path of the DTB.
> +
> +dts-path
> +	The absolute path of the .dts file compiled to create the DTB.

Why do you need the DTB path?

Why do these differ w.r.t. absolute/relative?

Why would you _ever_ need an absolute path!?

Mark.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2015-03-19 13:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 29+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-03-19  3:29 [patch 0/7] dt: dtb version: add version info to dtb Frank Rowand
2015-03-19  3:31 ` [patch 1/7] dt: dtb version: consolidate documentation of chosen node bindings Frank Rowand
2015-03-19 13:40   ` Mark Rutland
2015-03-19  3:33 ` [patch 2/7] dt: dtb version: document chosen/dtb-info node binding Frank Rowand
2015-03-19 13:23   ` Rob Herring
2015-03-19 16:42     ` Frank Rowand
2015-03-19 18:41     ` Russell King - ARM Linux
2015-03-19 18:53       ` Mark Rutland
2015-03-19 19:01       ` Frank Rowand
2015-03-19 19:32         ` Russell King - ARM Linux
2015-03-19 20:44           ` Frank Rowand
2015-03-20 14:42             ` Mark Rutland
2015-03-19 13:49   ` Mark Rutland [this message]
2015-03-19 17:02     ` Frank Rowand
2015-03-19 17:23       ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2015-03-19 19:12       ` Mark Rutland
2015-03-19 21:27         ` Frank Rowand
2015-03-20 15:25           ` Mark Rutland
2015-03-19 17:37   ` Frank Rowand
2015-03-19  3:34 ` [patch 3/7] dt: dtb version: arm dts Makefile Frank Rowand
2015-03-19  3:36 ` [patch 4/7] dt: dtb version: kernel Makefile Frank Rowand
2015-03-19  3:38 ` [patch 5/7] dt: dtb version: kbuild scripts Frank Rowand
2015-03-19  3:39 ` [patch 6/7] dt: dtb version: dtsi files Frank Rowand
2015-03-19 18:46   ` Sascha Hauer
2015-03-19  3:41 ` [patch 7/7] dt: dtb version: report dtb info Frank Rowand
2015-03-19  8:12 ` [patch 0/7] dt: dtb version: add version info to dtb Gregory CLEMENT
2015-03-19 17:05   ` Frank Rowand
2015-03-20 13:46 ` Rob Herring
2015-03-20 19:14   ` Uwe Kleine-König

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