The purpose of the device tree is to "explain" the hardware to the kernel.
But if the kernel is "customized" for certain hardware, how do I "insert" the device tree into the kernel at build time(so there's not another "blob" floating around).
I'm targeting the 220.127.116.11 kernel, but anything else would be appreciated.
update -- found what may be the answer -- try it tomorrow -- make help says:
cuImage.<dt> - Backwards compatible U-Boot image for older versions which do not support device trees dtbImage.<dt> - zImage with an embedded device tree blob
update2: seems to work good. I had a ppc board which ran 2.6.24 natively, and 4.3.3 built and ran with its own device tree.