Highlights of 1.4.7:
- Compat fixes by @nwhitehorn (previously cherry-picked already)
- Improved memory/sanity checks
Highlight of 1.5.0:
- Faster unaligned access (6x faster being observed on some ARM platforms [from dtc commit])
Not that I'm aware of.
Yeah, neither loader nor the kernel need care for the extra bits done by fdt_check_header. I'll spin up a patch to do this conversion separately, to be committed after the 1.5.0 update since it's not critical.
I'm going to import libfdt 1.5.0 and update this.