[Buildroot] [PATCH] u-boot: add config option to disable general patches

Peter Korsgaard jacmet at uclibc.org
Fri Jan 9 11:26:38 UTC 2009

>>>>> "Ulf" == Ulf Samuelsson <ulf.samuelsson at atmel.com> writes:


 Ulf> I can see a few alternatives.
 Ulf> 1) Get rid of the patches, and introduce the possibility 
 Ulf>    to select a prepatched version with these patches

I take it that's already there with your BR2_U_BOOT_SITE addition?

 Ulf> 2) Keep the patches and prune them once 
 Ulf>    they are in mainstream.
 Ulf>    I am only interested in maintaing one set of patches
 Ulf>    for one version, so as I mentioned before,
 Ulf>    I submitted about half a dozen patches the last two days
 Ulf>    and it looks like they can enter the main tree,
 Ulf>    with maybe a little rework.

We'll see how they are received, We'll need to get rid of them sooner
or later atleast.

 Ulf> 3) Do it the same way I did the Advanced Linux support
 Ulf>    Keep target/u-boot, but allow patches
 Ulf>    to be taken from the target/device/<whatever>
 Ulf>    In this case, the patches would go into 
 Ulf>    target/device/Atmel/arch-at91/u-boot-2009.01-rc1 

 Ulf> The last option is appealing.

Yes, or more generally - Provide more flexibility for the U-Boot/Linux
source, see my earlier mail.

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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