[Buildroot] Beaglebone Black support
arnout at mind.be
Tue Jul 2 16:46:23 UTC 2013
On 07/02/13 09:34, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Dear Arnout Vandecappelle,
> On Tue, 02 Jul 2013 08:07:37 +0200, Arnout Vandecappelle wrote:
>> I guess you can download the patches as a tarball, right? Then you
>> should just be able to use the tarball's URL in BR2_LINUX_KERNEL_PATCH
>> and buildroot will extract them from the tarball and apply them all in
>> directory order (or according to the series file, if present). Or does
>> that not work for some reason?
> If you look at
> you'll see that patches are organized in a set of sub-directories, and
> the patch order is defined in a shell script,
> that has to be executed over a Git kernel tree.
> To handle such a bizarre stuff, I don't see any other option that
> adding a new kconfig option to specify a shell script to be executed at
> "patch" time of the kernel, so that one can do whatever funky things
> (s)he wants. That's ugly, but I don't see a nice and generic way of
> handling such a bizarre distribution of kernel code.
Actually, Xenomai and RTAI are similar. So we could add a config option
that allows the user to add something to the LINUX_PRE_PATCH_HOOK. But I
admit, it is getting pretty awkward.
I think it is easier if someone who cares just forks a linux tree on
github and applies the patches there.
> Best regards,
Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind be
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