[U-Boot-Users] Changes to U-Boot Development Process
timur at freescale.com
Thu Jan 18 22:20:27 CET 2007
Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> Nevertheless, I see actually no reason to change the size limit. I
> haven't seen any many board/ directories that exceed 40..50 kB in
> size, and if you compress the patch than the size limit should not
> affect you.
Well, compressing makes it difficult to read inside an email. I think patches
shouldn't be compressed.
However, I don't know why you would say that adding a new board should be under
40KB. Adding a new board typically requires two files: a header file in
include/configs/, and a .c file in board/xxx/. The .c file is actually
accompanied by a config file, a Makefile, an lds file, and maybe some other .c
The sum total of all these files is usually more than 40KB. I think what you're
suggesting is that the patch be divided into two patches: one that contains the
header file, and the other that contains the rest, but that doesn't make sense.
All of these files belong together as a single commit, because U-Boot can't be
compiled without all of them together.
I think the 40KB limit should be increased to 100KB. That's enough to support
all files for an entire board.
Linux Kernel Developer @ Freescale
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