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[bug#57070] [PATCH] bootloader: extlinux: support for optional FDTDIR

From: Reza Alizadeh Majd
Subject: [bug#57070] [PATCH] bootloader: extlinux: support for optional FDTDIR
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2022 21:38:35 +0430

Sorry for the late response, I was a little busy to apply the suggested

On Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:32:38 +0200
Maxime Devos <> wrote:

>The VM thing sounds like a good system test, add it to gnu/tests/ so
>we can verify it and avoid breaking things with future changes.

I implemented the `gnu/tests/bootloader.scm` tests related to the
changes we are proposing.

also about other remarks you mentioned me directly, I applied them on
my recent patch. 

> Can FDTDIR be set automatically or unset automatically depending on
> the hardware? That would reduce the required configuration

No, that's not possible. As I mentioned in the initial message, some
hardware may or may not require it depending on the kernel.

On Mon, 15 Aug 2022 11:27:19 +0200
Mathieu Othacehe <> wrote:

>The bootloader record is supposed to be bootloader agnostic. This
>fdtdir naming thing seems to be extlinux specific.
>Should we maybe rename this field "device-tree-support?"

in the recent patch I renamed the `ignore-fdtdir?` parameter to the


Reza Alizadeh Majd
PantherX Team

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