[U-Boot-Users] RFC: New U-boot image format

Marian Balakowicz m8 at semihalf.com
Wed Dec 19 15:26:11 CET 2007

Marian Balakowicz wrote:
>>> 3. 'New image' format must support the following features:
>> [snip]
>>> 	- 'container' image blob shall include 'component' images'
>>> 	  data, which means direct data embedding  - as opposed to
>>> 	  having only references
>> Q for Jon L: This would require an extension to the dtc to "include" a 
>> raw file into the blob?  I'm presuming that we don't want to take a 
>> binary (ELF) file, turn it into ASCII bytes, include it into a dts, and 
>> then use dtc to compile it back into binary.
>> Am I missing something that is already available?  Do you see any 
>> problems with extending dtc to support this?
> AFAIK dtc currently has no support for data includes. I've seen such
> feature on a dtc wish list though, so adding it should not be troublesome.

Jon, David,

Are you aware if anyone is working on a binary includes for dtc?
This feature will be needed for U-boot New uImage format implementation,
so I wonder what is the actual status of this dtc wish list item.


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