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

Thorsten Leemhuis regressions at leemhuis.info
Sun Dec 4 04:59:36 PST 2022

On 04.12.22 13:50, Marek Vasut wrote:
> On 12/2/22 16:56, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>> 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:
>> https://docs.kernel.org/process/handling-regressions.html
>> 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.
> You might want to wait until everyone is back on Monday, the discussion
> is still ongoing, but it seems to be getting to a conclusion.

Yeah, came to a similar conclusion, but want to mentioned it
nevertheless and already have this prepared (together will appropriate
links to the discussion):

A regression causing boot failures on iMX7 (due to a backport this is
also affecting 6.0.y) could be fixed with a quick revert as well. But
looks like there is no need for it, after some back and forth the
developers that care are close to come to an agreement how to fix the
problem properly soonish:

Ciao, Thorsten

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