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[V2,1/2] dt-bindings: mtd: partitions: support marking rootfs partition

Message ID 20221021060051.2508-1-zajec5@gmail.com
State Superseded
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Series [V2,1/2] dt-bindings: mtd: partitions: support marking rootfs partition | expand

Commit Message

Rafał Miłecki Oct. 21, 2022, 6 a.m. UTC
From: Rafał Miłecki <rafal@milecki.pl>

Linux needs to know what to use as root device. On embedded devices with
flash the only common way to specify that is cmdline & root= parameter.

That solution works with U-Boot which is Linux & cmdline aware but isn't
available with all market bootloaders. Also that method is fragile:
1. Requires specific probing order on multi-flash devices
2. Uses hardcoded partitions indexes

A lot of devices use different partitioning methods. It may be
"fixed-partitions" or some dynamic partitioning (e.g. based on parts
table). For such cases allow "linux,rootfs" property to mark correct
flash partition.

Signed-off-by: Rafał Miłecki <rafal@milecki.pl>
V2: Use "linux,rootfs" as more accurate. Thanks Rob.
 .../devicetree/bindings/mtd/partitions/fixed-partitions.yaml  | 1 +
 .../devicetree/bindings/mtd/partitions/partition.yaml         | 4 ++++
 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/partitions/fixed-partitions.yaml b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/partitions/fixed-partitions.yaml
index ad3ccd250802..d66a6e3bcb56 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/partitions/fixed-partitions.yaml
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/partitions/fixed-partitions.yaml
@@ -84,6 +84,7 @@  examples:
         partition@0 {
             label = "filesystem";
             reg = <0x00000000 0x1 0x00000000>;
+            linux,rootfs;
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/partitions/partition.yaml b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/partitions/partition.yaml
index f1a02d840b12..a25cd23a34c0 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/partitions/partition.yaml
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mtd/partitions/partition.yaml
@@ -52,6 +52,10 @@  properties:
       immune to paired-pages corruptions
     type: boolean
+  linux,rootfs:
+    description: Marks partition that contains root filesystem to mount and boot
+      user space from
     required: [ reg ]