Commit:     e1fd18656c2963e383d67b7006c0e06c9c1d9c79
Parent:     773f76b1601d53dc8485675736b845cc3644921a
Author:     Stephen Neuendorffer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
AuthorDate: Tue Dec 4 12:08:57 2007 +1100
Committer:  Paul Mackerras <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
CommitDate: Thu Dec 6 14:44:30 2007 +1100

    [POWERPC] Improved documentation of device tree 'ranges'
    This clarifies how 'ranges' properties are used, and in particular,
    how to get an identity mapping.
    Signed-off-by: Stephen Neuendorffer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
    Acked-by: David Gibson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
    Acked-by: Grant Likely <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
    Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 Documentation/powerpc/booting-without-of.txt |   13 +++++++++----
 1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/powerpc/booting-without-of.txt 
index e9a3cb1..7327f37 100644
--- a/Documentation/powerpc/booting-without-of.txt
+++ b/Documentation/powerpc/booting-without-of.txt
@@ -711,13 +711,14 @@ define a bus type with a more complex address format, 
including things
 like address space bits, you'll have to add a bus translator to the
 prom_parse.c file of the recent kernels for your bus type.
-The "reg" property only defines addresses and sizes (if #size-cells
-is non-0) within a given bus. In order to translate addresses upward
+The "reg" property only defines addresses and sizes (if #size-cells is
+non-0) within a given bus. In order to translate addresses upward
 (that is into parent bus addresses, and possibly into CPU physical
 addresses), all busses must contain a "ranges" property. If the
 "ranges" property is missing at a given level, it's assumed that
-translation isn't possible. The format of the "ranges" property for a
-bus is a list of:
+translation isn't possible, i.e., the registers are not visible on the
+parent bus.  The format of the "ranges" property for a bus is a list
        bus address, parent bus address, size
@@ -735,6 +736,10 @@ fit in a single 32-bit word.   New 32-bit powerpc boards 
should use a
 1/1 format, unless the processor supports physical addresses greater
 than 32-bits, in which case a 2/1 format is recommended.
+Alternatively, the "ranges" property may be empty, indicating that the
+registers are visible on the parent bus using an identity mapping
+translation.  In other words, the parent bus address space is the same
+as the child bus address space.
 2) Note about "compatible" properties
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