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Add a chapter about embedded systems and the flattened device tree to the FreeBSD developers handbook FreeBSD
Status: Closed Time to complete: 72 hrs Mentors: Jakub Klama, Gavin Atkinson Tags: DocBook, embedded, documentation, SGML, flattened device tree, fdt, FreeBSD

Description of task

An important part when developing embedded FreeBSD systems is the knowledge on how to use the flattened device tree (FDT), which is different than the device tree on non-embedded systems. The following FreeBSD wiki page has information on the structure of the FDT and how developers can get device information from it: http://wiki.freebsd.org/FlattenedDeviceTree A new chapter in the FreeBSD developers handbook needs to be created to get this information in one place where developers are likely to look for it and where we can point people to when questions about the FDT are being asked. When adding these instructions to the developers handbook, the source code for the chapter needs to be correctly formatted and must conform to our documentation source code style guidelines.

Task requires:

A FreeBSD system (in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine) installed on your computer. 
Knowledge of the documentation guidelines for the FreeBSD project: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/
Check out a copy of the documentation tree from the documentation repository to get the source code for the chapter

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
chapter.sgml 26.4 KB January 13 2012 15:31 UTC
issyl0 on January 9 2012 22:59 UTC Task Claimed

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Wojciech A. Koszek on January 9 2012 23:33 UTC Task Assigned

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issyl0 on January 13 2012 15:31 UTC Ready for review

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Gavin Atkinson on January 13 2012 17:26 UTC Task Closed

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