[PATCH v2 16/50] image: Add Kconfig options for FIT in the host build

Alex G. mr.nuke.me at gmail.com
Wed May 12 18:19:52 CEST 2021

On 5/12/21 10:52 AM, Simon Glass wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, 11 May 2021 at 19:10, Tom Rini <trini at konsulko.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 07:50:38PM -0500, Alex G. wrote:
>>> On 5/11/21 5:34 PM, Tom Rini wrote:
>>>> On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 02:57:03PM -0500, Alex G. wrote:
>>>>> On 5/6/21 9:24 AM, Simon Glass wrote:
>>>>>> In preparation for enabling CONFIG_IS_ENABLED() on the host build, add
>>>>>> some options to enable the various FIT options expected in these tools.
>>>>>> This will ensure that the code builds correctly when CONFIG_HOST_xxx
>>>>>> is distinct from CONFIG_xxx.
>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Simon Glass <sjg at chromium.org>
>>>>> Reviewed-by: Alexandru Gagniuc <mr.nuke.me at gmail.com>
>>>>> This makes me wonder whether we should just always enable host features.
>>>>> Right now, each defconfig can have a different mkimage config. So we should
>>>>> really have mkimage-imx8, mkimage-stm32mp, etc, which support different
>>>>> feature sets. This doesn't make much sense.
>>>>> The alternative is to get rid of all these configs and always enable mkimage
>>>>> features. The disadvantage is that we'd require openssl for building target
>>>>> code.
>>>>> A second alternative is to have a mkimage-nossl that gets built and used
>>>>> when openssl isn't available. It's really just openssl that causes such a
>>>>> schism.
>>>> It would probably be best to have a single mkimage for everyone, with
>>>> everything on.  But before then we really need to move from openssl to
>>>> gnutls or some other library that's compatible as it's been raised
>>>> before that linking with openssl like we do is a license violation I
>>>> believe.
>>> How about the former alternative for now? i.e. compile mkimage with or
>>> without openssl, and have that be the only host side switch.
>> That would be a step in the right direction, yeah.
> We have a NO_SDL build-time control. Perhaps have a NO_SSL one as well?

It could be a config option instead of an environment variable. I think 
it can be independent of target options, since we don't sign images in 
the buildsystem anyway -- we can enable FIT verification, but mkimage 
without openssl.


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