[U-Boot-Users] RFC: New U-boot image format
m8 at semihalf.com
Wed Dec 19 15:26:11 CET 2007
Marian Balakowicz wrote:
>>> 3. 'New image' format must support the following features:
>>> - '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.
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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