[PATCH v1] mtd: parsers: ofpart: Fix parsing when size-cells is 0

Thorsten Leemhuis regressions at leemhuis.info
Fri Dec 2 07:56:51 PST 2022

On 02.12.22 15:31, Marek Vasut wrote:
> On 12/2/22 15:05, Miquel Raynal wrote:
> [...]
>> 3. To fix the current situation:
>>     Immediately revert commit (and prevent it from being backported):
>>     753395ea1e45 ("ARM: dts: imx7: Fix NAND controller size-cells")
>>     This way your own boot flow is fixed in the short term.
> Here I disagree, the fix is correct and I think we shouldn't proliferate
> incorrect DTs which don't match the binding document. Rather, if a
> bootloader generates incorrect (new) DT entries, I believe the driver
> should implement a fixup and warn user about this. PC does that as well
> with broken ACPI tables as far as I can tell.

Well, that might be the right solution in the long run, that's up for
others to decide, but we need to fix this *quickly*. For two reasons
actually: the 6.1 release is near and the change was backported to
stable already.

For details wrt to the "quickly", see "Prioritize work on fixing
regressions" here:

IOW: Ideally it should be fixed by Sunday.

I'll hence likely soon will point Linus to this and suggest to revert
this, unless there are strong reasons against that or some sort of
agreement on a better solution.

Ciao, Thorsten (wearing his 'the Linux kernel's regression tracker' hat)

P.S.: As the Linux kernel's regression tracker I deal with a lot of
reports and sometimes miss something important when writing mails like
this. If that's the case here, don't hesitate to tell me in a public
reply, it's in everyone's interest to set the public record straight.

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