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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 0/1] Categorize ARM dts directory
Hi,

On 28/03/2022 15:21:08+0200, Jonathan Neuschäfer wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 28, 2022 at 02:09:14AM +0200, Ansuel Smith wrote:
> > create mode 100644 arch/arm/boot/dts/freescale/Makefile
>
> Freescale has been part of NXP for a while, so it might make sense to
> merge the freescale and nxp directories. I can't speak for
> NXP-the-company, so that's just my view as a bystander.
>

Maybe we should wait for the market consolidation to end so we can put
all the files in a single subfolder?

this would save us from all the bikeshedding ;)

> > create mode 100644 arch/arm/boot/dts/kirkwood/Makefile
>
> The Kirkwood family should probably be sorted into Marvell.
>
> > create mode 100644 arch/arm/boot/dts/layerscape/Makefile
> > rename arch/arm/boot/dts/{ => layerscape}/ls1021a-moxa-uc-8410a.dts (100%)
> > rename arch/arm/boot/dts/{ => layerscape}/ls1021a-qds.dts (100%)
> > rename arch/arm/boot/dts/{ => layerscape}/ls1021a-tsn.dts (100%)
> > rename arch/arm/boot/dts/{ => layerscape}/ls1021a-twr.dts (100%)
> > rename arch/arm/boot/dts/{ => layerscape}/ls1021a.dtsi (100%)
>
> The Layerscape family is part of Freescale/NXP.
>
> > create mode 120000 arch/arm/boot/dts/nxp/armv7-m.dtsi
>
> armv7-m.dtsi is a bit confusing, because it contains a few devices at
> fixed addresses, so it looks vendor-specific at a first glance into the
> file. However, if it is actually as vendor-neutral as the name implies,
> I think it should live dts/ directly, rather than in vendor
> subdirectories.
>
> > rename arch/arm/boot/dts/{ => nxp}/lpc18xx.dtsi (100%)
>
> Here we have the NXP LPCxxxx family, which is AFAIK unrelated to the
> i.MX family (and thus the bulk of the Freescale legacy).
>
> > create mode 100644 arch/arm/boot/dts/vybrid/Makefile
>
> Vybrid is another chip family of NXP, with a good deal of Freescale
> legacy in it as evidenced by the "fsl," prefix in the devicetrees.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
> Jonathan



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