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SubjectRe: [PATCH V7 4/6] kbuild: Add support to build overlays (%.dtbo)
Hi Rob,

On Fri, Feb 5, 2021 at 10:08 PM Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 05, 2021 at 11:17:10AM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 5, 2021 at 10:55 AM Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org> wrote:
> > > On 05-02-21, 10:41, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Feb 5, 2021 at 10:25 AM Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org> wrote:
> > > > > On 05-02-21, 10:02, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > > > > > Thanks for your patch
> > > > > > (which I only noticed because it appeared in dt-rh/for-next ;-)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 8:31 AM Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org> wrote:
> > > > > > > Add support for building DT overlays (%.dtbo). The overlay's source file
> > > > > > > will have the usual extension, i.e. .dts, though the blob will have
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Why use .dts and not .dtso for overlays?
> > > > > > Because you originally (until v5) had a single rule for building .dtb
> > > > > > and .dtbo files?
> > > > >
> > > > > I am fine with doing that as well if Rob and David agree to it. Rob
> > > > > did suggest that at one point but we didn't do much about it later on
> > > > > for some reason.
> > > > >
> > > > > FWIW, this will also require a change in the DTC compiler.

> I think what Viresh means is dtc won't automatically set the input type
> to dts if not .dts.

Which is not needed with the kernel build rules.

> We stuck with .dtbo as it's already widely used. I don't know about
> dtso though. If there's strong consensus to use .dtso, then let's do
> that. Whatever color for this shed you like.

I did a quick survey of its popularity, and found:

1. .dts => .dtbo
https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/devicetree/overlay-notes.txt
https://github.com/beagleboard/bb.org-overlays
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/device-tree.md
https://www.96boards.org/documentation/consumer/dragonboard/dragonboard410c/guides/dt-overlays.md.html
https://learn.adafruit.com/introduction-to-the-beaglebone-black-device-tree/compiling-an-overlay
https://developer.toradex.com/knowledge-base/device-tree-overlays

2. .dtso => .dtbo
https://github.com/linux4sam/dt-overlay-at91/tree/master/sama5d3_xplained
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/geert/renesas-drivers.git/log/?h=topic/renesas-overlays

3. .dtsi => .dtbo
https://xilinx-wiki.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/A/pages/18841645/Solution+Zynq+PL+Programming+With+FPGA+Manager

Note that many overlay users haven't migrated to the sugar syntax yet.

IMHO the biggest advantage of .dtso over .dts is that you (and the
tooling) know which files should be compiled to .dtbo, and which to
.dtb. This doesn't matter for

obj-$(CONFIG_FOO) += foo.dtbo

but it does for options like CONFIG_OF_ALL_DTBS.
Having a way to build all overlays will become more important when we
will have more generic overlays (capes/hats/wings/...), that can apply
to multiple base DTBs.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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