[Buildroot] [PATCH] package/linux-tools: introduce spi linux tools

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Wed May 13 19:58:40 UTC 2020


On 2020-05-13 20:46 +0300, Baruch Siach spake thusly:
> Hi Eugen,
> 
> On Wed, May 13 2020, Eugen.Hristev at microchip.com wrote:
> > On 13.05.2020 18:21, Baruch Siach wrote:
> >> On Wed, May 13 2020, Eugen Hristev wrote:
> >>> Add new linux tools package : spi. This is present in the Linux Kernel since
> >>> 4.5.
> >>> It now includes spidev_test and spidev_fdx tools.
> >> We have a package for spidev_test already. Consider adding spidev_fdx to
> >> that package instead.
> > While I understand your point, you should also consider that all linux 
> > tools have a specific way to build in buildroot, and this I think should 
> > be consistent.
> Agreed.
> > And spi tools would be not just spidev_test and might include future 
> > applications, which may or may not have their place in the same spot as 
> > spidev_test .
> In that case I think you should remove the spidev_test package.

Yes, I like it that we can drop spidev_test.

But do it multi-step:

  - intropduce spidev as a linux-tool
  - drop the standalone spidev_test

Do not forget to add legacy handling for it, though; see Config.in.legacy.

Regards,
Yann E. MORIN.

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