[PATCH v4 00/11] An effort to bring DT bindings compliance within U-Boot

Tom Rini trini at konsulko.com
Mon Jan 22 01:01:03 CET 2024

On Sun, Jan 21, 2024 at 10:41:51PM +0000, Caleb Connolly wrote:
> On 21/01/2024 15:33, Marek Vasut wrote:
> > Assume that there is some large breaking change in Linux 6.(n+1),
> > something which would be problematic for specific U-Boot platform (e.g.
> > i.MX) or would require a lot of work to sort out, will there be a way to
> > temporarily pin DTs for specific platform to older DT version until that
> > is resolved (e.g. pin to 6.n) ?
> (Upstream) devicetree has to be forwards and backwards compatible, were such
> a breaking change to get merged without prior discussion with DT users (i.e.
> U-Boot) then I think the correct course of action would be to revert it.

The caveat is "unless it was wrong before", which happens more often
than is generally thought of I think. I'm not sure off-hand the best way
to deal with that.

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