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Date:   Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:56:11 +0100
From:   Rask Ingemann Lambertsen <>
To:     Maxime Ripard <>
Cc:     Emil Velikov <>,
        Mark Rutland <>,
        Thomas Petazzoni <>,
        devicetree <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        linux-kernel <>,
        ML dri-devel <>,, Tobias Jakobi <>,
        Chen-Yu Tsai <>, Rob Herring <>,
        LAKML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/8] ARM: sun8i: a33: Mali improvements

On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 04:44:19PM +0100, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> We already have DT bindings for out of tree drivers, there's really
> nothing new here.

We have DT bindings for *hardware*, not for drivers. As stated in

"The "Open Firmware Device Tree", or simply Device Tree (DT), is a data
structure and language for describing hardware.  More specifically, it
is a description of hardware that is readable by an operating system
so that the operating system doesn't need to hard code details of the

"2.1 High Level View
The most important thing to understand is that the DT is simply a data
structure that describes the hardware."

Rask Ingemann Lambertsen

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