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Date:   Wed, 29 Nov 2017 07:31:27 -0600
From:   Rob Herring <>
To:     Frank Rowand <>
Cc:     Alan Tull <>,
        Pantelis Antoniou <>,
        Moritz Fischer <>,
        "" <>,
        "" <>,
Subject: Re: [RFC 0/2] of: Add whitelist

On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 3:20 AM, Frank Rowand <> wrote:
> On 11/27/17 15:58, Alan Tull wrote:
>> Here's a proposal for a whitelist to lock down the dynamic device tree.
>> For an overlay to be accepted, all of its targets are required to be
>> on a target node whitelist.
>> Currently the only way I have to get on the whitelist is calling a
>> function to add a node.  That works for fpga regions, but I think
>> other uses will need a way of having adding specific nodes from the
>> base device tree, such as by adding a property like 'allow-overlay;'
>> or 'allow-overlay = "okay";' If that is acceptable, I could use some
>> advice on where that particular code should go.
>> Alan
>> Alan Tull (2):
>>   of: overlay: add whitelist
>>   fpga: of region: add of-fpga-region to whitelist
>>  drivers/fpga/of-fpga-region.c |  9 ++++++
>>  drivers/of/overlay.c          | 73 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>  include/linux/of.h            | 12 +++++++
>>  3 files changed, 94 insertions(+)
> The plan was to use connectors to restrict where an overlay could be applied.
> I would prefer not to have multiple methods for accomplishing the same thing
> unless there is a compelling reason to do so.

Connector nodes need a mechanism to enable themselves, too. I don't
think connector nodes are going to solve every usecase.


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