[meta-freescale] Method to install firmware blobs into kernel source tree prior to kernel compile
rjohnweber at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 21:11:56 PDT 2013
I have a need to build firmware blobs into the kernel because of problems with
udev in poky master.
I would like to write a kernel recipe which will draw from linux-firmware and
pull specific firmware files into the kernel source tree before the compile step.
I was thinking that I would make the kernel recipe depend on
linux-firmware-<package>. This device would be one of the packages specified in
the linux-firmware recipe. In the do_configure_prepend_<MACHINE>() function I
would then copy/install the blobs from the destination directory into to the
kernels source tree in the right place. Of course, that would only run for a
Does this sound plausible? Is there a better way of doing it? If I could make
this work and submitted it, would it acceptable? If not, then I'll make my life
simple by just creating a local copy of the firmware files and a private recipe
for installing them.
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