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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2] device_tree: Add support for reading device

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2] device_tree: Add support for reading device tree properties
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:15:42 +0100

On 12 July 2012 01:45, Peter Crosthwaite
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 11:32 PM, Peter Maydell wrote:
>> I still think that having this new function is misguided:
>>  * nobody's using it
> I wasn't thinking a new dead function. I was suggesting that the one
> function you originally proposed was generalised to handle non zero
> offsets. Only a small change to what you originally had. Lets not
> think about this now though, as its not worth blocking your series
> over dead code.

Thanks; I appreciate the pragmatism. Do you want to add a
reviewed-by: tag to my v1 patch, then, or was there something
else that I need to change in it?

> Ill fix incrementally when the time comes for me to
> push my own dtb work that needs this functionality. But having to
> query the whole DTB cell array to get a single property will make a
> mess of my code.

Mmm. It'll probably be easier to assess the new/changed API
in the context of something using it anyway.

-- PMM

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