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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 2/5] drivers/of: do not add memory for unavailable nodes
Hi Alistair,

On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 05:22:54PM +1100, Alistair Popple wrote:
>From what I can tell it seems that kernels without this patch will try
>and use this memory even if it is marked in the device-tree as
>status="disabled" which could lead to problems for older kernels when
>we start exporting this property from firmware.
>Arguably this might not be such a problem in practice as we probably
>don't have many (if any) existing kernels that will boot on hardware
>exporting these properties.

Yes, I think you've got it right.

>However given this patch seems fairly independent perhaps it is worth
>sending as a separate fix if it is not going to make it into this


If this set as a whole is going to miss the release, would it be helpful
for me to resend 1/5 and 2/5 as a separate set? They are the minimum
needed to prevent the possible forward compatibility issue Alistair

Reza Arbab

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