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

Stéphane Veyret sveyret at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 17:30:25 UTC 2020


> > 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)....

OK, I understand. Yann, do you agree? Shall I create a v3 patch?

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Bien cordialement, / Plej kore,

Stéphane Veyret


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