[U-Boot] [RFC PATCH] rockchip, Makefile: add u-boot-tpl-with-spl.img target

Simon Glass sjg at chromium.org
Wed Aug 14 19:35:43 UTC 2019

Hi Chris,

On Tue, 13 Aug 2019 at 03:52, Chris Webb <chris at arachsys.com> wrote:
> Simon Glass <sjg at chromium.org> wrote:
> > Chris Webb <chris at arachsys.com> wrote:
> >> My worry about using binman for cracking such a simple nut is the
> >> dependencies it pulls in that wouldn't otherwise be needed: the
> >> documentation suggests at least lzma-alone, liblz4, and pyelftools.
> >
> > I should probably update this. Unless you use compression and SPL symbols
> > you shouldn't need these.
> Hi Simon. If it doesn't pull in these extra dependencies, please ignore my
> concern/objection above. I was kind of hoping you'd tell me I was wrong! :)

Well sunxi uses binman and I can build all of that without those
dependencies. I'll do a patch to update the docs.

> >> We've just exorcised the pyelftools requirement for building Rockchip
> >> u-boot; it would be a pity for to re-inflict it on users and casual
> >> developers just for a convenience feature.
> >
> > You mean make_fit_atf.py? Again I think that this logic should be moved
> > into binman. It doesn't actually have support to generic FITs but should.
> >
> > We don't use a lot from this library so perhaps could adopt a similar
> > implmentation.
> Happy to try to help if I can; ELF is just a collection of fixed C-style
> structures so is dead easy to parse with Python's built in struct support.
> The only (minor) complication for binman compared to make_fit_atf.py is the
> need work across 32/64-bit and big/little-endian platforms. Field sizes and
> therefore offsets vary between the two cases of 32-bit and 64-bit ELF
> files. (I could just verify 64-bit little-endian ARM and then used fixed
> offsets in make_fit_atf.py.)

Well whatever you can do in that script you can do in Python in
binman. I'd be quite happy to drop the pylibelf dependency.


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