Devicetree (& Embedded) Mini-conference

STATUS: A Devicetree Workshop will be held in conjunction with Kernel Summit in Prague. The Devicetree workshop will be held Thursday afternoon, 26 October 2017. This page is being used to organise the workshop agenda

There will not be a Devicetree miniconference at Linux Plumbers Conference this year.

Proposed Topics

Agenda for this microconference is being worked out now. To propose a topic, please add the topic title and your name to the list below.

  • YAML DT encoding (Grant & Pantelis)
  • Validation using JSON Schema (Grant)
  • Update (Grant & Mark R.)
  • Advanced Tooling for DT (Julia)
  • <Title> (lead and other key participants)

Possible topics of interest

Other possible topics for this miniconference are:

  • future direction of the core device tree code (drivers/of/, scripts/dtc/libfdt/)
  • subsystem device tree support
  • verification and validation of device trees
  • debugging tools and techniques (static (build and pre-boot) and dynamic (boot and run-time))
  • DT toolchain
  • OF core support for debugging
  • OF unit tests
  • adding device tree support to drivers
  • designing and implementing drivers for effective debugging
  • impact of overlays (boot and run-time updates to the device tree)
  • bindings
  • binding review process and status
  • documentation

The goal is to improve:

  • creation of correct device trees
  • validation of device trees
  • the quality of the core device tree code
  • correct use of device tree by drivers
  • ease of use of device tree for driver developers
  • ease of use of device tree for system administrators

Key Attendees

  • Rob Herring (device tree maintainer, device tree bindings maintainer)
  • Grant Likely (device tree maintainer)
  • Frank Rowand (device tree maintainer)
  • Pawel Moll (device tree bindings maintainer)
  • Mark Rutland (device tree bindings maintainer)
  • Ian Campbell (device tree bindings maintainer)
  • Tomasz Figa (validation)
  • Benoit Cousson (validation)
  • Fabien Parent (validation)
  • Stephen Warren (validation)
  • Pantelis Antoniou (overlays)
  • Kumar Gala (device tree bindings)
  • David Gibson (dtc and other tools maintainer)
  • Jon Loeliger (dtc and other tools maintainer)
  • Thomas Petazzoni
  • Geert Uytterhoeven
  • Olof Johansson
  • Lucas Stach
  • Julia Lawall
  • other subsystem maintainers


The schedule of the 2017 DeviceTree Plumbers Microconference is as follows. Note presentation slides can be found on the Plumbers page by following the links to the abstracts:

  • Session 1 - TBD
  • etc…

Discussion notes

This is a good place to record notes from your session. All too often, if notes were not written down, the session might as well not have happened.


Runner: Grant Likely

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