[Buildroot] [PATCH] linux: add option to create kernel tarball

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Sat Nov 8 17:43:03 UTC 2014

Yann, Yegor,

On Sat, 8 Nov 2014 17:39:42 +0100, Yann E. MORIN wrote:
> Yegor, All,
> On 2014-11-08 17:32 +0100, Yegor Yefremov spake thusly:
> > This option will invoke "make tar-pkg" in kernel's build directory
> > and the resulting linux-*.tar will be copied to images folder.
> Why would we want that only for the kernel?
> If we were to add such a command, we would want to have it for all
> packages, done in a generic way, unless there is a *really* *compelling*
> reason to have such a linux-specific command.

Well, the kernel has this "tar-pkg" target that other packages
typically don't have. However, I'm curious to know what is the use case
for "make tar-pkg" in the kernel in the context of Buildroot.


Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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