[RFC RFT PATCH] env: spl: filter the variables in default environment of SPL or TPL

Patrick DELAUNAY patrick.delaunay at st.com
Wed Mar 18 16:57:19 CET 2020

Hi Wolfgang,

> From: Wolfgang Denk <wd at denx.de>
> Sent: mercredi 18 mars 2020 15:51
> To: Patrick DELAUNAY <patrick.delaunay at st.com>
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> Subject: Re: [RFC RFT PATCH] env: spl: filter the variables in default
> environment of SPL or TPL
> Dear Patrick,
> In message <20200318143602.23253-1-patrick.delaunay at st.com> you wrote:
> > Use a new option CONFIG_SPL_ENV_VARS to filter the variables included
> > in the default environment used in SPL (and TPL).
> >
> > That allows to reduce the size of default_environment[].
> Sorry, but NAK.  we had this discussion a couple of times before.
> It is mandatory that both SPL and U-Boot proper will use the _same_ environment,
> including the same default environment, or all kind of havoc may result.  Just think
> of situations where Falcon Mode is being used and SPL and U-Boot proper would
> be using different settings.
> If your default environment is too big for the SPL, then make it smaller.  If you
> need additional settings in U-Boot, there are many ways to load thise there.

Thanks for the answer, 
so it was clearly not an option and I abandon this patch.

To complete my answer, today I don't have issue with SPL environment size on the stm32 targets,

I propose this patch only to solve issue with my previous proposed patch on other target

- [U-Boot,v4,3/3] env: Add CONFIG_ENV_FULL_SUPPORT
- [U-Boot,v4,2/3] env: introduce macro ENV_IS_IN_SOMEWHERE

This proposal raise many size issue for other boards when I activated

Today I don’t see solution except accept the current situation:
for some target, the environment isn't supported/activated in SPL, even default one
(when CONFIG_SPL_ENV_SUPPORT not activated, the env source files aren't compiled)

So I will also abandon the previous patchset
- http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/1171180/ 
- http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/1171098/


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