[U-Boot-Users] RFA & Update: Using libfdt in u-boot for fdt command
david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Fri Mar 2 23:31:40 CET 2007
On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 01:35:35PM -0500, Jerry Van Baren wrote:
> Jerry Van Baren wrote:
> > David Gibson wrote:
> OK, here is a reference on the OF device tree browsing commands:
> Where I'm coming from is that I've written the "fdt print" command to
> put out the same text (possibly with data formatting differences) as
> went into the dtc to create the blob. This is very useful and intuitive
> to me.
> The OF device tree browsing is modeled after filesys directory and file
> browsing (sorta).
> ".properties" ~ "ls" but only shows files (properties ~ files)
> "dev" == "cd"
> "ls" == "ls -d *" (only shows subdirectories)
> "pwd" == "pwd"
> "dend" - has no equiv
> "show-devs" - has no equiv, sounds like it may be my "print" command
> "words" - has no equiv, does not apply (dir *.exe in DOS :-)
> "sift-devs ccc" == find . -name "*ccc*"
> Looks a lot more complex with no clear benefit for u-boot.
Sorry, I was unclear. I wasn't trying to suggest you use the OF
client interface model for device tree commands in general. Just that
you don't treat properties as having paths.
> I have not found any character that could clearly and cleanly be used to
> separate the node path from the property name.
> * Comma ',' - used to separate a device name from an argument - one
> could argue that the property name is an argument to the path.
> "/foo/bar,baz" is the property baz under the node "/foo/bar".
> * Space ' ' - "/foo/bar/baz" is a node path, "/foo/bar baz" is the
> property baz under the node "/foo/bar". Spaces complicate parsing.
Space only complicates parsing if you insist of thinking of these
things as paths-to-properties, which is not really a good idea in the
first place. Just think of the node-path and the property name as
separate parameters to your commands.
So, getprop takes 2 parameters (node, property), setprop takes 3
(node, property, value). print, or whatever you end up calling it
takes either 1 or 2 (node, plus optional property name)
> Any strong opinions? At this point I don't see any reason to change
> from my current technique and proposed command set for u-boot.
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