Re: [Q] TinyLinux project status (resend)

Rob Landley

On 04/24/2012 05:12 PM, Tim Bird wrote:
I'd probably browbeat the device tree guys into helping me because this
should be entirely device tree based from day 1. Pretty much the FIRST
thing you add after "hello world" is a device tree parser, because that
tells you how much memory you've got and where it is. :)
With device tree, you've probably blown your memory budget right
there. :-)
You're aware that u-boot parsed this before linux did, right?

Using device tree just invites code that is not used
on your target.
I can write my own flattened device tree parser if necessary. It's a
tree in an array. And having a general posix API invites code that is
not used on your target: making a powerful general purpose mechanism
doesn't mean I need load code I'm not using.

Common data format: good thing. Device tree format is ugly and
incoherent but so's the problem space it's dealing with and it means I
don't have to do it.

GNU/Linux isn't: Linux=GPLv2, GNU=GPLv3+, they can't share code.
Either it's "mere aggregation", or a license violation. Pick one.

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