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Date:   Fri, 10 Nov 2023 16:29:08 -0800
From:   Doug Anderson <>
To:     Rob Herring <>
Cc:     Chen-Yu Tsai <>,
        Frank Rowand <>,
        Krzysztof Kozlowski <>,
        Conor Dooley <>,
        Matthias Brugger <>,
        AngeloGioacchino Del Regno 
        Hsin-Yi Wang <>,
        Dmitry Torokhov <>,, Jiri Kosina <>,,,,,,,,,,,
        Jeff LaBundy <>,,,,,,
        Johan Hovold <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v2 6/7] dt-bindings: arm: mediatek: Remove SKU
 specific compatibles for Google Krane


On Fri, Nov 10, 2023 at 1:04 PM Rob Herring <> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 09, 2023 at 06:06:03PM +0800, Chen-Yu Tsai wrote:
> > In cases where the same Chromebook model is manufactured with different
> > components (MIPI DSI panels, MIPI CSI camera sensors, or trackpad /
> > touchscreens with conflicting addresses), a different SKU ID is
> > allocated to each specific combination. This SKU ID is exported by the
> > bootloader into the device tree, and can be used to "discover" which
> > combination is present on the current machine. Thus we no longer have
> > to specify separate compatible strings for each of them.
> You just broke an existing kernel with a new DT having this change.
> Just because you come up with a new way to do things, doesn't mean you
> can remove the old way.

I was wondering about that, actually. My understanding was that what
Chen-Yu was doing here was correct, but I'm happy to be educated.

Specifically, I think that after his series old device trees will
continue to boot just fine. if someone took a device tree from
before his series and booted it on a kernel after his series that
everything would be hunky dory. If that doesn't work then, I agree,
that should be fixed.

However, here, he is documenting what the "latest and greatest" device
tree should look at and that matches what's checked into the "dts"
directory. In general, I thought that yaml files didn't necessarily
always document old/deprecated ways of doing things and just focused
on documenting the new/best way.

Now, obviously, if someone took a new device tree and tried to put it
on an old kernel then it wouldn't work, but I was always under the
impression that wasn't a requirement.


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