[Buildroot] [EXT] Re: [PATCH] boot/mv-ddr-marvell: support custom GIT settings

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com
Wed Dec 26 10:31:53 UTC 2018

Hello Kostya,

On Tue, 25 Dec 2018 09:09:26 +0000, Kostya Porotchkin wrote:

> > As I see you're an @marvell.com, do you need that to use an internal
> > repository during development? If so, then why can't you just use the
> > OVERRIDE_SRCDIR mechanism instead?  
> [KP] It is more than just a local repository. I have to allow CI server to automatically build test and release images from the current internal GIT trees.

Sorry, but this is not a valid justification. With this justification,
we would have to add version selection to *all* Buildroot packages.
Indeed, one might want to do CI testing on any random user-space
library or application. So if your use-case for wanting version
selection in mv-ddr-marvell is CI testing, then we won't accept this

However, if people porting ATF/U-Boot to new Marvell-based platforms
need to have their own custom version of mv-ddr-marvell, then having
version selection can be accepted because it puts this package in the
same situation as uboot, linux or atf, where we do offer version

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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