[Ksummit-discuss] Devicetree Workshop at Kernel Summit Prague (26 Oct 2017)

Rob Herring robh at kernel.org
Tue Oct 17 17:25:05 UTC 2017


On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 11:21 AM, Ian Lepore <ian at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 2017-10-17 at 14:48 +0100, Grant Likely wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 10:48 AM, Boris Brezillon
>> <boris.brezillon at free-electrons.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hello Grant,
>> >
>> > On Mon, 9 Oct 2017 21:39:51 +0100
>> > Grant Likely <grant.likely at secretlab.ca> wrote:
>> >
>> > >
>> > > Kernel Summit is now just over 2 weeks away and it is time to pull
>> > > together the schedule for the Devicetree workshop. Originally I
>> > > planned on just an afternoon, but I've got the room for the whole day,
>> > > so I've got a lot of flexibility on the schedule. Unscheduled time can
>> > > be used for hacking.
>> > >
>> > > Date: 26 Oct 2017
>> > > Time: 9:00am-5:30pm (Lunch from 12:30-2:30)
>> > > Location: Athens room - Hilton Prague
>> > >
>> > > If you plan to attend, make sure you update your OSSunmitE/ELCE
>> > > registration to include the DT Workshop (log in to access and modify
>> > > your registration):
>> > >
>> > > https://www.regonline.com/register/login.aspx?eventID=1883377&MethodId=0&EventsessionId=&Email_Address=&membershipID=
>> > >
>> > > Here is my current list of topics in no particular order, including
>> > > the topic moderator:
>> > >
>> > > Runtime memory consumption (Rob Herring)
>> > > Overlay maintenance plan (TBC)
>> > > Stable ABI for devicetree (TBC)
>> > > DT YAML encoding (Pantelis Antoniou)
>> > > DT Schema format - option 1 (Pantelis Antoniou)
>> > > DT Schema format - option 2 (Grant Likely)
>> > > Sharing Generic bindings (TBC)
>> > > devicetree.org update (Grant)
>> > >
>> > > Reply to this email if you want to propose another topic.
>> > Not sure yet if I'll attend the DT workshop or not, but I thought I
>> > could ask my question here because it might be of interest to someone
>> > else who is attending.
>> >
>> > What happens when the DT bindings is not documented in Linux but in an
>> > another project because this project was the first to use it.
>> >
>> > I had the case here http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/810275/, and I'm
>> > not sure what's the policy when this happens. Should we add a file
>> > under Documentation/devicetree/bindings/... that points to the external
>> > doc file, should we duplicate the DT bindings doc in Linux, or should
>> > we just leave the bindings undocumented in the kernel tree?
>> I'm going to add this as a topic. I've got my own opinion, but it
>> would be better to discuss in the room because it affects maintainers.
>>
>> g.
>
>
> I've run into the same thing in FreeBSD.  We use bindings and dts
> files, exacted periodically from the linux tree and imported into ours,
> for all modern arm boards/systems.  Several times I've created drivers
> for small things like i2c RTC chips that aren't supported currently by
> linux, and it's not clear to me that it's even possible to submit
> bindings and dts for them back upstream without also submitting a linux
> driver that uses them (which of course I'm not in a position to do).

I will happily take bindings and would like to dispel this myth. Send
them to the DT list and just make it clear there's no Linux driver so
I know to pick it up if any subsystem maintainers won't (though I'd
suspect that most will). dts files are a bit more complicated as I
generally don't take those. But please force the issue. If no
non-Linux developer submits dts changes, then it is certainly true
that dts changes aren't accepted.

Rob


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