[Buildroot] So what do we do about all the unmaintained boards?

Ulf Samuelsson ulf.samuelsson at atmel.com
Thu Jan 29 18:23:33 UTC 2009

tor 2009-01-29 klockan 17:47 +0100 skrev Peter Korsgaard:
> >>>>> "Ulf" == Ulf Samuelsson <ulf.samuelsson at atmel.com> writes:
>  >> Huh? I don't see any references to such variables under project.
>  >> 
>  Ulf> No, but I think you suggested that if this is to be general thing,
>  Ulf> it could be a configuration item under /project.
>  Ulf> The way BOARD_NAME is implemented today
>  Ulf> is that you select a board and maybe set some options,
>  Ulf> and then Kconfig deduces the board name from that
>  Ulf> so it is really not something the user inputs.
> So what's the BR2_BOARD_NAME thing for? Having it like you just
> described is no good for people building stuff without having one of
> those boards selected as they then cannot set BOARD_NAME.

It is also used to define which directory
contains other configuration items.


As you see, there is only a small number of acceptable values.

It is also used for U-Boot.
make $(BOARD_NAME)_config

so you do not have to specify manually the boardname.

For the SAM9263 you can build several u-boot targets like


and this list will grow as support for different bootoptions
becomes more advanced.

It is too much to expect that people should remember
the exact name of such configurations.

> Individual boards may want to override the setting, but it should
> still be available.

Ulf Samuelsson

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