[RFC PATCH 7/8] binman: add support for skipping file concatenation for mkimage

Simon Glass sjg at chromium.org
Sat Jul 16 13:58:23 CEST 2022

On Fri, 15 Jul 2022 at 09:37, Quentin Schulz <foss+uboot at 0leil.net> wrote:
> From: Quentin Schulz <quentin.schulz at theobroma-systems.com>
> Some image types handled by mkimage require the datafiles to be passed
> independently (-d data1:data2) for specific handling of each. A
> concatenation of datafiles prior to passing them to mkimage wouldn't
> work.
> That is the case for rksd and rkspi for example, which require page
> alignment (plus some weird hack for rkspi) plus size data of each stage
> to be embedded in the mkimage header.
> This adds the ability to tell binman to pass the datafiles without
> prior concatenation to mkimage, by adding the multiple-data-files
> boolean property to the mkimage node.
> Cc: Quentin Schulz <foss+uboot at 0leil.net>
> Signed-off-by: Quentin Schulz <quentin.schulz at theobroma-systems.com>
> ---
>  tools/binman/entries.rst      | 22 +++++++++++++++++++
>  tools/binman/etype/mkimage.py | 41 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
>  2 files changed, 59 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

Reviewed-by: Simon Glass <sjg at chromium.org>

I wonder if we should move this logic to binman (from mkimage) when
all the boards are converted to binman?

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