[Buildroot] [PATCH] Add support for Flattened Image Trees

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Tue Sep 2 07:09:40 UTC 2014

Dear Yegor Yefremov,

On Mon,  1 Sep 2014 22:53:04 +0200, Yegor Yefremov wrote:
> This patch provides an option to specify a FIT source
> file (*.its), that will usually be stored in a board directory,
> and the resulting blob file name (*.itb).
> Signed-off-by: Yegor Yefremov <yegorslists at googlemail.com>
> ---
>  linux/Config.in | 21 +++++++++++++++++++++
>  linux/linux.mk  | 12 ++++++++++++
>  2 files changed, 33 insertions(+)

To me, FIT images can contain much more than a kernel, and they are
actually not really related to the kernel in any way. Therefore, why is
this implemented as part of the linux/ package?

I believe the FIT stuff would probably "fit" (!) better as a new image
type, probably combining various other images generated by Buildroot
(kernel image, DTB, initramfs, etc.).

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

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