Do we have people interested in device tree janitoring / cleanup?

Olof Johansson olof at
Wed Jul 24 11:27:13 EDT 2013

Every now and then I come across a binding that's just done Wrong(tm),
merged through a submaintainer tree and hasn't seen proper review --
if it had, it wouldn't look the way it does. It's something we're
starting to address now since there's more people stepping up to be
maintainers, but there's a backlog of bad bindings already merged.

Often they are produced by translating the platform_data structures
directly over into device-tree properties without consideration to
describing the hardware or usual conventions, using key/value pairs
instead of boolean properties, etc.

Getting involved in cleaning up these kind of bindings is a great way
to learn "the ways of device tree" for someone that has interest in

Latest find in this area is the Maxim 8925 bindings, that I came
across since they caused a compile warning on some defconfig. I'll
post a patch to address the warning but if someone else feels like
fixing the bindings on top of it that would be appreciated!


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