[PATCH 1/3] mtd: create a partition type device tree binding

Rob Herring robh at kernel.org
Fri Nov 6 06:13:13 PST 2015

On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 12:51 PM, Brian Norris
<computersforpeace at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 03:00:57PM +0100, Linus Walleij wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 5:29 PM, Brian Norris
>> <computersforpeace at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> +Required properties:
>> >> +- partition-type : the type of partition. Only one type can be specified.
>> >
>> > You're supporting this as a list property (for future expansion,
>> > presumably), so I can only assume the "only one type" is referring to
>> > the number of different parsers available currently, not the behavior of
>> > the property itself?
>> I was thinking that it would not be a list actually.
>> The reason being that if you're anyways going to the trouble of
>> specifying exactly what partition type is going to be used, you're
>> not really interested in specifying a few different ones, you know
>> exactly what type it is going to be.
> OK, that makes sense. I think it's still *possible* that a board might
> have the option of more than one partition parser, and so they might
> just include both in the DTS, but that seems unlikely and so it makes
> sense not to (over)engineer for it before it's needed. Anyway, your
> binding can easily be expanded in the future if needed.

Since we now have partitions contained in a sub node, how about using
compatible for that sub node instead.


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