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

Francesco Dolcini francesco at dolcini.it
Thu Dec 15 23:52:48 PST 2022

On Fri, Dec 16, 2022 at 01:36:03AM +0100, Marek Vasut wrote:
> On 12/15/22 09:04, Miquel Raynal wrote:
> > > > That would fix all cases and only have an impact on the affected
> > > > boards.
> > > 
> > > Sadly, it does only fix the known cases, not the unknown cases
> > > like downstream forks which never get any bootloader updates ever,
> > > and which you can't find in upstream U-Boot, and which you
> > > therefore cannot easily catch in the arch side fixup.
> > 
> > And ?
> I was under the impression Linux was supposed to deliver the best possible
> experience to its users even on not-perfect hardware, and if there are any
> quirks, the kernel should try to fix them up or work around them as best as
> it can, not dismiss them as broken hardware and fail to boot outright.

I would say something more on this.

We are not talking about Linux not working well on some hardware, we are
talking about breaking hardware that was working fine since ever.
I believe that the Linux has a quite strong point of view on such kind
of regression.

Quoting Linus
> If the kernel used to work for you, the rule is that it continues to work for you.


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