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

David Gibson david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Thu Dec 20 01:50:10 CET 2007

On Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 03:26:11PM +0100, Marian Balakowicz wrote:
> 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.

I don't believe anyone's looked at it so far.  It really shouldn't
take more than a couple of days once Jon or I gets to thinking about
it.  The trickiest bit is just thinking of a good syntax for it.

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