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Date:	Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:43:35 -0500
From:	Rob Herring <robherring2@...il.com>
To:	Olof Johansson <olof@...om.net>
Cc:	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
	Andrew Bresticker <abrestic@...omium.org>,
	Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>,
	Kumar Gala <galak@...eaurora.org>,
	Ralf Baechle <ralf@...ux-mips.org>,
	David Daney <david.daney@...ium.com>,
	Rob Herring <robh+dt@...nel.org>,
	Linux-MIPS <linux-mips@...ux-mips.org>,
	Qais Yousef <qais.yousef@...tec.com>,
	Ian Campbell <ijc+devicetree@...lion.org.uk>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Pawel Moll <pawel.moll@....com>,
	John Crispin <blogic@...nwrt.org>,
	Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>,
	Jayachandran C <jchandra@...adcom.com>,
	Paul Burton <paul.burton@...tec.com>,
	James Hogan <james.hogan@...tec.com>,
	"devicetree@...r.kernel.org" <devicetree@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/7] MIPS: Move device-tree files to a common location

On Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 11:14 AM, Olof Johansson <olof@...om.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 03:56:42PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>> On Saturday 23 August 2014, Olof Johansson wrote:
>> > On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 02:10:23PM -0700, Andrew Bresticker wrote:
>> > > On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 1:42 PM, Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com> wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > > On Aug 21, 2014 3:05 PM, "Andrew Bresticker" <abrestic@...omium.org> wrote:
>> > > > >
>> > > > > To be consistent with other architectures and to avoid unnecessary
>> > > > > makefile duplication, move all MIPS device-trees to arch/mips/boot/dts
>> > > > > and build them with a common makefile.
>> > > >
>> > > > I recall reading that the ARM organization for DTS files was a bit unfortunate
>> > > > and should have been something like:
>> > > >
>> > > > arch/arm/boot/dts/<vendor>/
>> > > >
>> > > > Is this something we should do for the MIPS and update the other architectures
>> > > > to follow that scheme?
>> > >
>> > > I recall reading that as well and that it would be adopted for ARM64,
>> > > but that hasn't seemed to have happened.  Perhaps Olof (CC'ed) will no
>> > > more.
>> >
>> > Yeah, I highly recommend having a directory per vendor. We didn't on ARM,
>> > and the amount of files in that directory is becoming pretty
>> > insane. Moving to a subdirectory structure later gets messy which is
>> > why we've been holding off on it.
>>
>> Another argument is that we plan to actually move all the dts files out of
>> the kernel into a separate project in the future. We really don't want to
>> have the churn of moving all the files now when they get deleted in one
>> of the next merge windows.
>
> To be honest, I don't see that happening within the forseeable
> future. Some of us maintainers like talking about this, but everyone who
> actually develops have nightmares about this scenario. Nobody knows how
> it'll be done without causing some real serious impact on productivity.
>
>> I don't know if we talked about whether that move should be done for
>> all architectures at the same time. If that is the plan, I think it
>> would be best to not move the MIPS files at all but also wait until
>> they can get removed from the kernel tree.
>
> If MIPS can restructure now before things start growing, then I'd really
> recommend that they do so and not hold off waiting on some event that
> might never happen. :)

Yes, I agree on both points.

Rob
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