[Buildroot] [PATCH v4 4/8] boot/uboot/imx8: Add new target needed for mainline u-boot

Gary Bisson gary.bisson at boundarydevices.com
Wed Dec 23 14:42:08 UTC 2020

Hi Xavier,

On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 07:30:13PM +0100, Xavier Roumegue wrote:
> Mainline u-boot support for the iMX8M based boards is no longer
> using the external imx-mkimage command and instead building
> the fit image directly inside U-Boot.
> This fit image usually embeds ddr/hdmi firmware for iMX8M target.
> Inspired from
> https://github.com/SolidRun/buildroot/commit/0f2b2971e836b508bf9c2dac34426a59a9d83572
> Signed-off-by: Xavier Roumegue <xroumegue at gmail.com>
> Tested-by: Heiko Thiery <heiko.thiery at gmail.com>
> ---
>  boot/uboot/Config.in | 5 +++++
>  boot/uboot/uboot.mk  | 6 ++++++
>  2 files changed, 11 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/boot/uboot/Config.in b/boot/uboot/Config.in
> index f2faff826b..2e1d836cf8 100644
> --- a/boot/uboot/Config.in
> +++ b/boot/uboot/Config.in
> @@ -281,6 +281,11 @@ config BR2_TARGET_UBOOT_FORMAT_DTB_IMX
>  	bool "u-boot.itb"

I know this was copied from SolidRun but I'm not a fan of the IMX_FIT
name. True flash.bin includes a FIT image but SPL/FW etc are outside of
it, it's not just a FIT image.
Maybe NXP will do another boot image format in the future that will also
include a FIT image but the rest would be different.
Since the U-Boot target is simply "flash.bin" I would name it

> +	bool "flash.bin"

You can't do that unfortunately, you need to either have a test around
that option or add a depends on BR2_PACKAGE_FREESCALE_IMX.

Otherwise it will give this:
WARNING: unmet direct dependencies detected for BR2_PACKAGE_FIRMWARE_IMX
  Depends on [n]: BR2_PACKAGE_FREESCALE_IMX [=n] && (BR2_arm [=y] || BR2_aarch64 [=n])
  Selected by [y]:


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