Device Tree Blob support in l4linux

Adam Lackorzynski adam at
Tue Aug 19 00:13:41 CEST 2014

On Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 19:38:54 +0200, Martin Schröder wrote:
> Am 13.08.2014 um 22:40 schrieb Adam Lackorzynski:
> >
> >So it worked before using DTBs? Some config/setting issue?
> >
> Yes, both network of my imx28 worked withou DTB. I is some config issue:
> After searching a while, I am sure that the Device Tree is not used in my
> configuration at all. As I wrote in an older thread "IO configuration
> language" I am using on the vbus the strings
>    "imx28-fec.mydev0" => wrap(hw-root.NIC0)
> to get the platform device added in mach_setup.c. This is done by a custom
> handler in the callbacks which captures the "imx28-fec.mydev0" and
> "imx28-fec.mydev1" devices and creates the platform device.
> After renaming the device to "imx28-fec" (and thus disabling the private
> callback), I see that the device is still added in a generic way (IRQ, MEM,
> PORT) in copy_platform_device, but without the required additional data (Phy
> Interface Mode). So Ethernet is still probed but due to the wring mode not
> working.
> Now I removed the strings from the io configuration. Mach_setup.c is no
> longer adding platform devices and ... Ethernet is no longer probed. I also
> verified that the DTB was loaded, but for some reasons the DTB is
> unfortunately not used or does not match.
> I am using the imx28-evk.dts where I replaced the "model" and "compatible"
> line by what I found in simple.dts.

Ok, that's one thing to do. Does Linux say that it uses a DT? Like:
[    0.000000] Machine model: L4Linux (DT)

Adam                 adam at

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