Commit c58299aa authored by Stephen Warren's avatar Stephen Warren

kbuild: create an "include chroot" for DT bindings

The recent dtc+cpp support allows header files and C pre-processor
defines/macros to be used when compiling device tree files. These
headers will typically define various constants that are part of the
device tree bindings.

The original patch which set up the dtc+cpp include path only considered
using those headers from device tree files. However, most are also
useful for kernel code which needs to interpret the device tree.

In both the DT files and the kernel, I'd like to include the DT-related
headers in the same way, for example, <dt-bindings/gpio/tegra-gpio.h>.
That will simplify any text which discusses the DT header locations.

Creating a <dt-bindings/> for kernel source to use is as simple as
placing files into include/dt-bindings/.

However, when compiling DT files, the include path should be restricted
so that only the dt-bindings path is available; arbitrary kernel headers
shouldn't be exposed. For this reason, create a specific include
directory for use by dtc+cpp, and symlink dt-bindings from there to the
actual location of include/dt-bindings/. For want of a better location,
place this "include chroot" into the existing dts/ directory.

arch/*/boot/dts/include/dt-bindings -> ../../../../../include/dt-bindings

Some headers used by device tree files may not be useful to the kernel;
they may be used simply to aid in constructing the DT file (e.g. macros
to create a node), but not define any information that the kernel needs
to share. These may be placed directly into arch/*/boot/dts/ along with
the DT files themselves.
Acked-by: default avatarMichal Marek <>
Acked-by: default avatarShawn Guo <>
Acked-by: default avatarRob Herring <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarStephen Warren <>
parent 6dbe51c2
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......@@ -158,7 +158,7 @@ ld_flags = $(LDFLAGS) $(ldflags-y)
dtc_cpp_flags = -Wp,-MD,$(depfile) -nostdinc \
-I$(srctree)/arch/$(SRCARCH)/boot/dts \
-I$(srctree)/arch/$(SRCARCH)/include/dts \
-I$(srctree)/arch/$(SRCARCH)/boot/dts/include \
-undef -D__DTS__
# Finds the multi-part object the current object will be linked into
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