[U-Boot-Users] Proposal for patch to configurenetwork parameters

Ulf Samuelsson ulf at atmel.com
Sat Apr 21 01:39:07 CEST 2007

>> I think everyone so far is missing the point.
> Maybe.
>> My proposal is just to allow the u-boot developer to customize his/her 
>> build
>> with environment variables generated outside the u-boot source tree.
> Understood.
> My position is that it is a bad thing to built any  information  from
> outside the U-Boot source tree into the U-Boot image.
> If you need different images, you  are  doing  something  wrong.  The
> varying  information  should  be  handled outside the (then constant)
> U-Boot image.

No, I think you need to understand my situation.
I want to develop a building system which I can ship to multiple persons
Each person will need a customized set of environment variables.
    Once they have done this configuration (using make menuconfig outside 
    the u-boot compile time configuration will not change - ever.
No person is likely to have the same set of configuration.
This configuration is only used at initial production to get access to the 
tftp server

>> If you have a board with multiple memories, and you can store
>> you environment in all of them, then you can use this function to
>> define where the environment is instead of having multiple board files.
>> It is really a pin to maintain multiple board files for this purpose 
>> alone.
> Now this is a completely new topic. So far  you  were  talking  about
> network parameter settings, now it's multiple memories.
> Can we please keep these things separated?

They are not separated, both networking and environment are but examples
on how you can use the patch.
None of them are part of the patch.

> Thanks.
> Best regards,

Best Regards
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