[PATCH v2 1/1] dfu: remove UPDATE_TFTP

Marek Vasut marex at denx.de
Fri Aug 28 11:45:10 CEST 2020

On 8/28/20 11:11 AM, Heinrich Schuchardt wrote:
> On 28.08.20 10:42, Marek Vasut wrote:
>> On 8/28/20 4:32 AM, Heinrich Schuchardt wrote:
>>> On 7/21/20 8:02 PM, Heinrich Schuchardt wrote:
>>>> Using UPDATE_TFTP the firmware can be updated from TFTP by writing to NOR
>>>> flash. The same is possible by defining a dfu command in CONFIG_PREBOOT.
>>>> The dfu command cannot only write to NOR but also to other devices. In
>>>> README.dfutfp UPDATE_TFTP has been marked as deprecated. It is not used
>>>> by any board.
>>>> Remove TFTP update via CONFIG_UPDATE_TFTP.
>>>> Adjust the documentation.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk at gmx.de>
>>>> ---
>>>> v2:
>>>> 	rework the documentation
>>> On 8/28/20 12:17 AM, Marek Vasut wrote (in reply to a pull request):
>>>> Also note that the UPDATE_TFTP is being actively used, why is it removed
>>>> here and this late in rc3 ? I think these patches should really be
>>>> postponed until after the release.
>>> Hello Marek,
>> Hi,
>>> do you see a problem in principal with the removal of UPDATE_TFTP which
>>> is redundant to what you can do with DFU or is it only the timing issue?
>> I don't see how it is redundant. The usecase I see is a fitImage which
>> contains the update fragments is applied with a single command this way.
>> I don't see a suitable replacement.
> Hello Marek,
> CONFIG_UPDATE_TFTP=y does not support any command except the dfu tftp
> command which is not changed by this patch.
> CONFIG_UPDATE_TFTP=y further activates updating NOR flash by reading
> from a tftp server on every boot without any user control. Other target
> media are not supported. This is what is removed by the patch. And this
> is what can be replaced using preboot.
> I could not find a single config that uses UPDATE_TFTP. So where is this
> automated update of NOR flash really used?

I have it enabled on boards where it cannot be enabled upstream (for
various reasons), the following is enabled there:


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