[Buildroot] [PATCH] fs: allow extra arguments to common tarball extraction

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Thu Jun 7 21:03:48 UTC 2018

On 06-06-18 20:51, Yann E. MORIN wrote:
> But my position has always been consistent on this topic: the images
> that Buildroot generates only ever covers just "basic" situations, using
> a single-filesystem layout. Anything that needs to do a multi-filesystem
> layout should be done as a new filesystem. Doing it in a new filesystem
> is much more flexible than whatever kconfig option we may ever add. And
> since we already have this wonderful flexibility, I don't think it makes
> sense to add a new option that duplicates only a very limited subset of
> that flexibility. That duplication is not good, IMNSHO...

 There is (in my even less humble opinion) one way that we can solve this
generically: by adding a genimage filesystem. genimage is able to create
separate filesystem images for subtrees. so it can cover many use cases in a
generic way.

 There are probably a few gotchas, but I still believe it should be possible.


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