[Buildroot] BSP patch

Bernhard Fischer rep.dot.nop at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 13:26:09 UTC 2007

On Thu, Mar 22, 2007 at 12:13:59AM +0100, Ulf Samuelsson wrote:
>>On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 11:24:32PM +0100, Ulf Samuelsson wrote:
>>>Any chance of having this reviewed soon?
>>>I am kinda stuck on AVR32 before that is applied.
>>There was someone on irc that had an alternative approach. He said that
>>he'd be in contact with you to discuss both approaches. Unfortunately
>>this discussion didn't end up on the list.. What was the outcome of that
>I think you refer to the discussions I had with Sören Straarup
>It is actually not two approaches.


>I actually have a "configs" directory as well in my private buildroot
>but I copy stuff manually to the top level.
>I think that Sören's patch is orthogonal to my work.

>The BSP patch is really there to allow two different configurations
>to be built within the same buildroot directory so they can share:
>* toolchain
>* root file system build directory.
>but have different configurations for linux kernel and busybox
>and eventually you may want to have different content of the root file 
>The solution is to create a new directory structure
>target_build_<arch>/<board> where everything is built.
>The patch allows pre/postfixes to this directory name.
>The BSP patch also put some structure on where the result ends up.
>Today everything is stored in the top directory, but if you
>want to build multiple boards, then you are going to get a lot of clutter.

We need to better differentiate between arch and cpu (generally, not in
your board support patch).

Applying your patch now locally. Let's see..

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