[meta-freescale] About customizing the image_types_fsl class

Otavio Salvador otavio at ossystems.com.br
Mon Jan 20 12:20:06 PST 2014

On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 5:54 PM, John Weber <rjohnweber at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/20/14 11:40 AM, Carlos Rafael Giani wrote:
>> On 2014-01-20 16:00, Daiane Angolini wrote:
>>> As I know it's supposed to be released today/tomorrow
>> Just had a discussion with developers working on Cubox-I support. They
>> tried to push MXC SPL support for the CuBox-i upstream, didn't work out so
>> far. Otavio suggested to use mainline without SPL for now, but I am
>> skeptical about it. SPL is a very nice feature, it allows me to use the
>> exact same installation for several Cubox-i machines.
>> The way I see it, there are two options for me:
>> 1) Use the u-boot fork with MXC SPL support for now, until mainline
>> supports MXC SPL. Then immediately switch to mainline by applying a patch to
>> meta-fsl-arm-extra.
>> 2) Use mainline without SPL, and live with the fact that I need a build
>> for every single CuBox-i machine.
>> I personally favor (1), especially since it is already fully working for
>> me. I could send the patches to the mailing list after a little cleanup. You
>> seem to favor (2), since mainline is usually a better choice than some odd
>> fork (I agree on this in principle, but in this case, I favor the fork).
> Other boards are making use of this.  The guys at Wandboard worked on it so
> that they could release a single image for all variants.
> Why not add it to the default sdcard creation script and then make it
> enabled/disabled either at the machine level or cause it to be automatically
> selected by the SPL recipe?

We can do it as soon U-Boot mailing list is consulted and we decide
how the final layout will be. Will it be two binaries or a single one?

We shouldn't add something here and just drop later; We need to bear
on mind we will have people depending on it.

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