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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 00/10] xen: arm: Refactor/improve early DT parsing and multiboot module support

On Tue, 2014-07-15 at 11:22 -0700, Roy Franz wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 4:44 AM, Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The following refactors the Xen early device tree stuff (i.e. which
> > walks the flattened tree directly) away from the regular device tree
> > stuff (i.e. the stuff which for the most part deals with the unflattened
> > tree). It also makes some changes to the Xen side multiboot support
> > which I think will make it easier to work with, both internally and for
> > e.g. bootloader integration.
> >
> > Impact on UEFI/ACPI: Mostly I think the refactoring may be useful when
> > integrating the UEFI memory map and ACPI stuff (which wants early FDT,
> > but not unflatening etc) in to Xen.
> >
> > Impact on multiboot: This could potentially simplify things on the grub
> > side by removing the need to guess default types for the modules in the
> > common case.
> >
> > In the future I think it would be good to implement more probing on the
> > Xen side, e.g. to discover the XSM policy (similar to how it works on
> > x86 -- which walks all the modules looking for the policy magic nr).
> >
> > The first two patches here have been posted before.
> >
> > Ian.
> >
> Hi Ian,
>    Is this series expected to go in? (or at least the DTB binding updates?)

I still need to rebase and address a few comments/issues, but it should
be going in. I just keep getting preempted by other stuff. I'm hoping to
get back to it tomorrow or Friday.

> I'm reviewing the device tree bindings I'm using in the stub and want to use
> the updated bindings if they are going in.


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