In my local hackerspace I maintain a Raspberry Pi based system with some hardware extensions (mainly I2C devices). It’s running with Debian’s kernel and a patched device tree for the additional hardware components.
This is the ideal candidate for DT overlays, so that I can use the DT blob provided by Debian and automatically apply the custom changes in top. With DT overlays from configfs still not being available I thought about giving the U-Boot “fdt apply” command added by Maxime Ripard from Free Electrons a chance.
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