[U-Boot-Users] RFA & Update: Using libfdt in u-boot for fdt command

Jerry Van Baren gerald.vanbaren at smiths-aerospace.com
Fri Mar 2 19:38:24 CET 2007

David Gibson wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 12:25:17AM -0500, Jerry Van Baren wrote:
>> David Gibson wrote:
>>> On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 11:08:38PM -0500, Jerry Van Baren wrote:
>> [snip]
>>>> to give me a pointer to the node name for node tags and property name 
>>>> for property tags.  Now that I have it working, it would be trivial to 
>>>> change the calls to _fdt_next_tag() to instead call fdt_next_tag() 
>>>> passing NULL for the new fourth parameter **namep. ;-)
>>>> The reason I need it, I'm printing an unknown tree by stepping through 
>>>> the tree discovering the node and property names.  I need to have 
>>>> fdt_next_tag() return the *name* of the node/property as well as the tag 
>>>> so that I can print and indent for nodes or look up the property value 
>>>> and print the name=value combination.
>>> Hrm.  And it returns NULL for tags without a name?
>> I was unable to generate a tag without a name using dtc (other than the 
>> root node).  It should/would return null, which would be a problem. :-/
> I was thinking more of tag types which don't have a name, to wit,

fdt_next_tag() returns the tag, so it returns FDT_END_NODE or FDT_NOP 
and, presumably, the caller would know there is no name associated with 
those tags.  Setting the name pointer *namep to NULL would be good 
paranoia, however.

Best regards,

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