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U-boot and DTB common practice

Question asked by Mohammed Gamal on Nov 28, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 28, 2017 by alexander.yakovlev


I am now working on board bring-up in one of our boards. We have Ethernet interfaces that (probably) won't be used by U-boot at all so I skipped configuring them in U-boot and got them working in the kernel by modifying and adding the appropriate nodes to the DTB.


I am having hard time deciding whether to leave the Ethernet interfaces not configured in U-boot and focus in the kernel. What is the common practice in this situation?


BTW, To get the Ethernet interfaces to work in the kernel, I commented out the Ethernet specific modification to the FDT by U-boot before passing it to the kernel.