Device tree troubles

Newsflash

Kernel developers working on the x86 architecture are spoiled; they develop for hardware that, for the most part, identifies itself when asked, with the result that it is usually easy to figure out how a specific machine is put together. Other architectures ā€” most notably ARM ā€” are rather messier in this regard, requiring the kernel to learn about the configuration of the hardware from somewhere other than the hardware itself.

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