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

Pantelis Antoniou panto at antoniou-consulting.com
Wed Oct 18 12:59:00 UTC 2017


Hi Grant,

> On Oct 18, 2017, at 15:14 , Grant Likely <grant.likely at secretlab.ca> wrote:
> 
> On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 8:03 PM, Bird, Timothy <Tim.Bird at sony.com> wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From Geert Uytterhoeven on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:24 AM
>>> On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 7:02 PM, Kumar Gala <kumar.gala at linaro.org> wrote:
>>>> I think this also gets to having bindings described in a structured way so
>>> they can be utilized for validation of dts files.  We are doing a little of this in
>>> Zephyr since we are using a structured binding spec to generate code from
>>> .dts (since we don’t utilize a runtime dtb).
>>> 
>>> So you are basically generating board files from .dts?
>>> (closing the loop ;-)
>> 
>> I think we ought to do this on Linux, as a size optimization.
>> -- Tim
>> 
>> P.S.  I think I'll leave it ambiguous whether this was meant as a joke or not. :-)
> 

As crazy that sounds it is possible using the YAML bindings, i.e. C structure definitions
and fill-up from DT automatically. Whether this is a good idea it’s another question :)

> Talk to Nicolas Pitre and Rob Herring about this. They've already made
> a bunch of progress on reducing memory footprint.
> 
> g.
> 
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