[U-Boot-Users] Proposal for a make option to include an additional stand alone program directory

David Hawkins dwh at ovro.caltech.edu
Thu Apr 26 20:37:00 CEST 2007

Hi Jeff,

> I want to add a featue to the makefile configuration so that a user can
> compile u-boot including a directory that gets compiled as a stand alone
> program.

This sounds like a good idea. I am developing a custom MPC8349E
board that I'll submit a U-Boot patch for when its done.
I also plan to build a test-suite that executes as a u-boot
stand-alone application. Its not clear to me that such a test
suite should also be added into the U-Boot source, since its
board-specific; more so than whatever changes to the current
MPC8349E support I need to get the board booted. Although,
I have no intention of hiding the test-suite source code.

I figured I'd submit the board support patch, and then just
maintain the test-suite locally, with an email reference in a
u-boot README to anyone who wanted to get access to the
test-suite code. Of course, if lots of people build test
suites using U-Boot, and there is common code, I'd be happy
to use it. I just haven't looked for it in the source yet.
The test suite would involve programming Altera FPGAs with
FPGA configurations, running pin-to-pin tests, etc.

So is this the intention of your proposal, or just another
use-case your proposal would support?


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