Re: Emdebian sprint - flash-kernel discussion
On Wed, 23 Feb 2011 15:57:31 +0100, LoÃ¯c Minier <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2011, James Westby wrote:
> > How would this interact with the proposal for storing some of this
> > information in hwpacks?
> This came up; basically linaro-image-tools + hwpacks are one of the
> many copies of this information which we have around. It will take
> some time to share this stuff across debian-cd, debian-installer,
> flash-kernel, linaro-image-tools + hwpacks etc.
> Basically, we want all these tools to separate code and data, and we'd
> like data to be shared. Right now, linaro-image-tools has both code
> and data, and moving the board-specific data to hwpacks would be a win.
> Eventually we could generate the hardware pack from this common data,
> or we might change linaro-image-tools to read the common data from
> where it lives, but it seems further away.
One of the issues here I guess is: do we know what all the data required
is? My impression (from a step removed, admittedly) is that adding
support for new boards to l-m-c still tends to require code changes and
not just data changes. Hopefully this will stabilize over time though.