Fwd: Standard location to install device tree files?

Paolo Pisati paolo.pisati at canonical.com
Wed May 21 13:51:42 UTC 2014

On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 01:10:45PM +0100, Robie Basak wrote:
> Any comments from the Ubuntu side of things, please? Replies should
> probably go to the cross-distro list, I guess. The thread is at:
> http://lists.linaro.org/pipermail/cross-distro/2014-May/000676.html

i see two requirements here:

1) create a symlink in a fixed location (e.g. /boot/dtb) that points to the
latest dtbs installment (much like /vmlinuz points to the kernel)

2) move dtbs to a filesystem that u-boot can handle (extX or vfat so far)

to make this effective we need to achieve both (there's little point in
creating /boot/dtb -> /lib/firmware/etcetc if /lib is an xfs/btrfs filesystem)

so, IMO, the symlink position is what the cross-distro ml should pick, while we as
a distribution, should move the dtbs to a place that u-boot can always access

any thoughts on this?

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