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

Markus Heidelberg markus.heidelberg at web.de
Thu Jan 8 18:17:16 UTC 2009

Peter Korsgaard, 08.01.2009:
> >>>>> "Markus" == Markus Heidelberg <markus.heidelberg at web.de> writes:
>  Markus> The patches in target/u-boot/$(U_BOOT_VERSION)/ can conflict with custom
>  Markus> board specific patches, so this option is necessary.
> I would rather get rid of any patches that are not strictly needed. We
> should only have patches for criticial bugfixes or build issues.

It's not that only big/many/feature patches can lead to conflicts, it's
rather possible that patches containing fixes conflict with custom
patches, at least with my current workflow. I don't base U-Boot
development on the state in Buildroot, but on U-Boot's git tree and then
create a patch against the release and put it into Buildroot.

It's the same as with the Linux kernel: you wouldn't like patches lying
around in Buildroot, which you can't disable and always get applied.

> The number of configuration options we have in target/u-boot nowadays
> is getty silly.

That's right, but this option is not one to be passed to U-Boot like all
this board specific stuff currently in Config.in.


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