[PATCH 6/7] Kconfig: Document the limitations of the simple SPL_LOAD_FIT path
mr.nuke.me at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 19:04:41 CET 2021
The "simple" SPL_LOAD_FIT path is the most compliant with the format
documented in doc/uImage.FIT/source_file_format.txt. The other two
paths to load a FIT are SPL_LOAD_FIT_FULL and the "bootm" command.
Since the Kconfig menu is the most likely place for a new user to see
these options, it seems like the most logical candidate to document
the limitations. This documents the _know_ issues, and is not intended
to be a complete list of all follies.
Signed-off-by: Alexandru Gagniuc <mr.nuke.me at gmail.com>
common/Kconfig.boot | 10 ++++++++++
1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)
diff --git a/common/Kconfig.boot b/common/Kconfig.boot
index 9c335f4f8c..f77e59a22a 100644
@@ -202,6 +202,16 @@ config SPL_LOAD_FIT
particular it can handle selecting from multiple device tree
and passing the correct one to U-Boot.
+ This path has the following limitations:
+ 1. "loadables" images, other than FTDs, which do not have a "load"
+ will not be loaded. This limitation also applies to FPGA images
+ with the correct "compatible" string.
+ 2. For FPGA images, only the "compatible" = "u-boot,fpga-legacy"
+ loading method is supported.
+ 3. FDTs are only loaded for images with an "os" property of "u-boot".
+ "linux" images are also supported with Falcon boot mode.
hex "load address of fit image"
depends on SPL_LOAD_FIT
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