[PATCH v2 14/25] binman: Allow mkimage to use a non-zero fake-blob size

Alper Nebi Yasak alpernebiyasak at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 20:30:09 CET 2022

On 06/03/2022 06:08, Simon Glass wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Mar 2022 at 14:16, Alper Nebi Yasak <alpernebiyasak at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>      def ObtainContents(self):
>>> +        # Use a non-zero size for any fake files to keep mkimage happy
>>>          data, input_fname, uniq = self.collect_contents_to_file(
>>> -            self._mkimage_entries.values(), 'mkimage')
>>> +            self._mkimage_entries.values(), 'mkimage', 1024)
>> I kind of want to say that mkimage-the-etype should be able to handle
>> here whatever it gets from subentries (maybe by writing a single-byte
>> file itself), and mkimage-the-executable should be able to handle
>> zero-size files, but I'm not confident in those opinions.
> Well the entry has no problem with missing files, so that should be OK.

What I meant is when the non-faked input data ends up being zero-sized.
A bit contrived, but this still triggers the error:

    mkimage {
        args = ...;

        blob-ext {
            filename = "/dev/null"; /* or any other zero-size file */

which might end up happening e.g. via tee-os with TEE=/dev/null, I
remember someone doing that for one of the blobs in a mail but can't
find it or recall any details.

> For mkimage I agree it is a strange restriction. Perhaps we should
> just change it? I don't see what problem it could create.

I don't know either.

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