[PATCH v6 4/7] env: Allow U-Boot scripts to be placed in a .env file

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Fri Oct 15 16:32:25 CEST 2021

Dear Simon Glass,

In message <20211014122254.v6.4.Ie78bfbfca0d01d9cba501e127f446ec48e1f7afe at changeid> you wrote:
> At present U-Boot environment variables, and thus scripts, are defined
> by CONFIG_EXTRA_ENV_SETTINGS. It is painful to add large amounts of text
> to this file and dealing with quoting and newlines is harder than it
> should be. It would be better if we could just type the script into a
> text file and have it included by U-Boot.
> Add a feature that brings in a .env file associated with the board
> config, if present. To use it, create a file in a board/<vendor>/env
> directory called <board>.env (or common.env if you want the same
> environment for all boards).

Argh... did you bother to read my comments?  Apparently not.


NAKed by: Wolfgang Denk <wd at denx.de>

I really think your fixed filename proposal does not work well in
reality.  The file name should be Kconfig configurable. See [1]
for details.

[1] https://lists.denx.de/pipermail/u-boot/2021-October/462668.html


Wolfgang Denk

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