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Representing flash partitions in devicetree
Partitions can be represented by sub-nodes of an mtd device. This can be used
on platforms which have strong conventions about which portions of a flash are
used for what purposes, but which don't use an on-flash partition table such
as RedBoot.
NOTE: if the sub-node has a compatible string, then it is not a partition.
#address-cells & #size-cells must both be present in the mtd device. There are
two valid values for both:
<1>: for partitions that require a single 32-bit cell to represent their
size/address (aka the value is below 4 GiB)
<2>: for partitions that require two 32-bit cells to represent their
size/address (aka the value is 4 GiB or greater).
Required properties:
- reg : The partition's offset and size within the mtd bank.
Optional properties:
- label : The label / name for this partition. If omitted, the label is taken
from the node name (excluding the unit address).
- read-only : This parameter, if present, is a hint to Linux that this
partition should only be mounted read-only. This is usually used for flash
partitions containing early-boot firmware images or data which should not be
flash@0 {
#address-cells = <1>;
#size-cells = <1>;
partition@0 {
label = "u-boot";
reg = <0x0000000 0x100000>;
uimage@100000 {
reg = <0x0100000 0x200000>;
flash@1 {
#address-cells = <1>;
#size-cells = <2>;
/* a 4 GiB partition */
partition@0 {
label = "filesystem";
reg = <0x00000000 0x1 0x00000000>;
flash@2 {
#address-cells = <2>;
#size-cells = <2>;
/* an 8 GiB partition */
partition@0 {
label = "filesystem #1";
reg = <0x0 0x00000000 0x2 0x00000000>;
/* a 4 GiB partition */
partition@200000000 {
label = "filesystem #2";
reg = <0x2 0x00000000 0x1 0x00000000>;