[U-Boot-Users] Testing todays u-boot-fdt

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Fri Apr 20 22:40:25 CEST 2007

In message <4628F431.1020901 at smiths-aerospace.com> you wrote:
> At this point I'm reluctant to do this.  We've basically forked libfdt 

I perfectly understand your reluctance. It's ugly, and a poor  worka-
round  for  a  problem that should besolved differently (i. e. by not
compiling unneeded files at all).

If you want to do it  right,  it  comes  down  to  a  rework  of  the
configuration  and  build system. As much as I would like to see work
being done on this, as much I am also aware that we  have  even  more
urgent tasks to solve at the moment (like getting the delays in patch
processing down).

> Adding the above to all of the files makes it that much more u-boot 
> specific which will make it that much more difficult to unfork.  On the 
> other hand, it is "only" three lines per file.
> Anyone care to weigh in on the issue?  wd?

It's just 6 files, and the changes are trivial to  do  and  to  undo.
Since Wolfgang G. already spent the effort to implement it, I suggect
to add this. If we want to get rid of this later, a simple "patch -R"
will probably be all that's needed.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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