[coreboot] [PATCH] cross toolchain builder

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Sat Sep 26 19:38:23 CEST 2009

ron minnich wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 9:51 AM, Stefan Reinauer <stepan at coresystems.de> wrote:
>> Why not? I know buildrom is incredibly useful, but from a usability
>> standpoint, it's clearly one tool too many.
> we've been dealing with buildrom here all summer, as well as
> buildroot. They're wonderful when they work. Frequently,
> we find ourselves driving into a corner and the only way out is rm -rf
> and a clean checkout (this is also true for uclibc and busybox on
> their own!). The task they are doing is extremely complex and hard to
> do well. I'd rather not pull their unreliability into the coreboot
> build sequence.
Things get really complicated when you put a linux kernel and userland
in flash... where you have to download dozens of files, with odd

But with simple payloads like seabios or filo, it doesn't seem to be
black magic.

I do like the idea of always building on a clean checkout. If this means
to really rm -rf the source tree, something sounds severely broken.
Buildroot certainly is, but it's running on a multitude of platforms
with a multitude of applications, so they clearly have a different scope
than we do

I find it quite non-trivial to get this right. Just defining coreboot to
be this payload free (thus, unusable as is) piece of rom code is also
not nice at all.


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