[PATCH 2/2] Nokia RX-51: Remove CONFIG_PREBOOT from defconfig
pali at kernel.org
Wed Jul 13 10:36:08 CEST 2022
On Tuesday 12 July 2022 19:15:45 Tom Rini wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 13, 2022 at 01:11:35AM +0200, Pali Rohár wrote:
> > On Tuesday 12 July 2022 18:58:31 Tom Rini wrote:
> > > It really isn't, that's why the plain text environment stuff is a good
> > > step in the right direction. What I'm not sure about how to best handle
> > > is making it easy for a user, rather than developer, to override
> > > environment values too. What I mean he
> > Maybe the important question is: Why is needed CONFIG_PREBOOT define at
> > all? Why it is not enough just to set preboot= env variable? And same
> > questions for all other CONFIG_<name_of_env> options.
> I'm sorry if this sounds snarky, I don't intend it to. But, size.
> Maybe that doesn't matter so much these days for the size savings on
Size is really a good argument.
> > > > For all this stuff is needed some stronger tool/language than Kconfig,
> > > > e.g. C preprocessor (like it was before in config.h) or any similar
> > > > stronger macro language (e.g. m4) or script languages (shell / python).
> > >
> > > Yes, so, take a look at 5c3f6a320678d64c9fa0c42755488822a033b567 as an
> > > example of moving a board away from board config.h and to something
> > > else. What I'm not sure on is how to best handle preboot in this case
> > > as I'm not quite liking "Enable CONFIG_PREBOOT and then edit
> > > .../boardname.env to set preboot to the right value".
> > >
> > > --
> > > Tom
> > With that commit, all env variables are moved into separate file. This
> > file can be parsed by other tools and at compile it is possible to
> > extract current value of preboot= env variable or check if preboot= is
> > defined. Cannot be by this logic automatically defined/expanded
> > CONFIG_PREBOOT symbol? Of course, it would not be Kconfig symbol
> > anymore.
> That sounds interesting.
And this solve also issue with size (if we can determinate at compile
time if preboot= env is defined or not).
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