[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/1] rpi-firmware: do not rename startup files

Peter Seiderer ps.report at gmx.net
Thu Jun 25 17:20:03 UTC 2020

Hello Stéphane,

On Thu, 25 Jun 2020 18:38:02 +0200, Stéphane Veyret <sveyret at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Peter,
> Le jeu. 25 juin 2020 à 18:23, Peter Seiderer <ps.report at gmx.net> a écrit :
> > > I think we should instead force the name of the startup files in the
> > > config.txt (in package/rpi-firmware/config.txt):
> > >
> > >     start_file=start.elf
> > >     fixup_file=fixup.dat  
> >
> > Or one step further, copy the start/fixup file verbatim and only change the
> > start_file/fixup_file entry in config.txt (with the advantage to make it
> > transparent which files are installed/in-use)...  
> If the file name is already the appropriate one (this is the first
> version of my patch), using start_file and fixup_file is useless. And
> I don't feel it is a good idea to set start_file and fixup_file if the
> files already have expected names, because using these options is
> discouraged: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/config-txt/boot.md.

The options are not discouraged, but 'advanced options' and should be handled with care ;-)

The advantage of the explicit start_file/fixup_file entries is that it is clear/determined
which files are used (instead of relaying on the RPi 'magic' depending on the combination
of other options)....


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