[PATCH 1/1 RFC] treewide: Deprecate OF_PRIOR_STAGE
ilias.apalodimas at linaro.org
Wed Oct 13 18:53:23 CEST 2021
On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 at 19:26, Thomas Fitzsimmons <fitzsim at fitzsim.org> wrote:
> Simon Glass <sjg at chromium.org> writes:
> >> > I think one option is better than two. I have a slight preference for
> >> > OF_PRIOR_STAGE because it is board-agnostic, but I'm not sure it
> >> > matters, since some of these boards are doing strange things anyway
> >> > and cannot use OF_PRIOR_STAGE. So let's go with this.
> >> For now it's easier getting rid of OF_PRIOR_STAGE than OF_BOARD.
> >> Once we unify OF_PRIOR_STAGE/OF_BOARD and OF_HOSTFILE, then
> >> I can send a patch on top of that, which removes the board_fdt_blob_setup()
> >> and just stores the address in a similar fashion to the removed
> >> 'prior_stage_fdt_address'. That way we can get rid of architecture
> >> specific constructs wrt to DT in gd. The callback is a bit more of a pain to
> >> maintain for multiple boards but is more flexible than an address in a
> >> register. In any case we can do something along the lines of:
> >> Check register (or blob list or whatever)
> >> if (valid dtb)
> >> fixup/amend/use (depending on what we decide)
> >> else
> >> arch specific callback
> >> That should give us enough flexibility to deal with future boards (famous
> >> last words).
> > SGTM
> This sounds like a good generalization that would still work for the
> bcm7445 and bcm7260 boards. I'll test this approach on the evaluation
> boards I have.
Excellent, keep in mind there's a newer version of this 
> For the BCM7445 I may be able to import the evaluation board device tree
> that Broadcom publishes as part of stblinux. At runtime I may need to
> merge some of the in-memory items generated by BOLT, but I'll try to
> make this work.
> The BCM7260 DTS is not publicly available though, as far as I know.
p.s note I forgot to add v4 on patches 2/3 and 3/3, but this is the
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